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Judge Gives $300,000 to New York University for Hebraic Studies

New York University announced today a gift of $300,000 from Judge Abraham Lieberman of Wechawken, N.J. to endow a professorship in Hebraic studies and to provide scholarship aid to students in related programs at the university.

Dr. James M. Hester, university president, said that distinguished scholars from all parts of the world would be named to the “Judge Abraham Lieberman Professorship in Hebraic Studies” in the university’s Institute of Hebrew Studies. They will spend one or more years conducting courses and seminars.

Dr. Hester said the new endowment fund “will give further impetus to the largest Hebraic studies program at any non-sectarian university in the country.” The donor graduated from NYU in 1923. An attorney, Judge Lieberman, is a founder and former New Jersey state chairman of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University and honorary state chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. He is a director of the Joint Distribution Committee and the Hebrew Home and Hospital of New Jersey.