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Women’s League to Provide World-wide Jewish Educational Assistance

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Plans to provide educational assistance on an international scale to Jewish women in countries throughout the world, were announced here today at the biennial convention of the National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America. Mrs. H. Herbert Rossman, who was re-elected president of the group, told the 1,500 delegates that Jewish women in countries throughout the world “look to American Jewry for practical help in developing educational programs for adults and for children in their synagogues.”

The convention voted to increase from $500,000 to $1,000,000 the quota to be raised by the Women’s League for the Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall, a girls’ dormitory to be built at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The Residence Hall will provide housing for young women from all parts of the world, training for teaching professions in the field of Jewish education.

The convention also adopted a quota of $500,000 for the coming year, for the Torah Fund campaign to support the Jewish Theological Seminary. Principal speakers at the convention included Avraham Harman, Israel Ambassador to the United States, and Dr. Edward T. Sandrow, president of the Rabbinical Assembly of America.

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