$3,000,000 Brotherhood House for Social Agencies Dedicated in New York
Menu JTA Search

$3,000,000 Brotherhood House for Social Agencies Dedicated in New York

Download PDF for this date

Fifteen years of unpublicized work by a committee of 100 New Yorkers was culminated yesterday in the cornerstone laying for a six-story Brotherhood House which will provide free facilities for 100 voluntary interfaith and social agencies in New York City.

Most of the $3,000,000 to build the new structure was contributed by members of the committee, who intend to also cover the annual operating budget of Brotherhood House. Stated for completion in 1963, it will have a library, meditation and music rooms, a 400-seat auditorium, seminar and conference rooms, and offices.

Governor Rockefeller and Mayer Wagner took part in the ceremony, and hailed the purposes of the building and its sponsors. The committee, named Brotherhood-In-Action, is composed of prominent New Yorkers with Charles H. Tuttle as president. The officers include James A. Farley, John MacCrate, Theodore Newhouse, Lawrence A. Wien, Albert A. List and Samuel Hausman.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund