Loan Fund to Aid Hebrew Day Schools Announced by Torah Umesorah
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Loan Fund to Aid Hebrew Day Schools Announced by Torah Umesorah

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A loan fund to aid in the development and further growth of Hebrew day schools throughout the country has been established by Morris More eastern, New York financier and prominent philanthropist, it was announced here tonight by Samuel C. Feuerstein, president of Torah Umesorah, the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.

Addressing the organization’s 20th annual dinner here, Mr. Feuerstein said that the fund, to be known as the Morris and Celia Morgenstern Loan Fund, will be administered by Torah Umesorah to provide financial help to day schools with means “inadequate to cope with the need for facilities and staff to keep pace with the rapidly growing demand for intensive Jewish education.”

Mr. Morgenstern, who was presented at the dinner with the 1963 Siegfried Bendheim Award of Torah Umesorah, was cited for his “selfless devotion to the religious well-being of the American Jewish community.” Among others honored at the dinner were Joseph Carlino, Speaker of the New York State Assembly, and Paul R. Screvane, president of the New York City Council.

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