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Tarbuth Foundation to Publish Hebrew Classics for College Students

The Tarbuth Foundation for the Advancement of Hebrew Culture in the United States will start the publication of a series of modern Hebrew classics designed for the use of college students, it was announced here today following the annual meeting of the Foundation.

The announcement said that Ralph Wechsler, prominent Zionist leader, has made a gift of $25,000 for the publication of this series. It is expected that the publication fund for this purpose will be increased by other gifts to a total of $100,000. The annotation and editing of these volumes have been undertaken by a group of professors of Hebrew under the chairmanship of Dr. Abraham Halkin, a member of the Board of the Foundation.

Fellowship grants were also voted at the annual meeting of the Foundation to three scholars who are teaching or preparing to teach Hebrew language and literature on the academic level. The library of modern Hebrew classics and fellowship grants are parts of an integrated program planned by the Foundation to promote Hebrew studies in colleges and universities.

At the meeting, Dr. Emanuel Neumann was reelected president and Abraham Goodman, chairman of the Board of Directors; also reelected were Ralph Wechsler, secretary, and Jacob Goodman, treasurer. The meeting voted to continue the sponsorship and support of Olam Chadash, a monthly Hebrew publication for children and youth.

Among the new activities undertaken by the Foundation as a pilot project is the introduction of Hebrew instruction in 10 summer camps in various parts of the United States. If the experiment succeeds, it is intended to extend this project next year to embrace a larger number of summer camps. The Foundation is also planning to initiate a number of other projects to be announced in the fall.

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