Pittsburgh Foundation Gives $100,000 to Israel Education Fund
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Pittsburgh Foundation Gives $100,000 to Israel Education Fund

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A gift of $100,000 has been made to the Israel Education Fund by the Rena and Walter Burke Foundation, of Pittsburgh, according to an announcement here today by Joseph Meyerhoff, chairman of the board of governors, and Charles J. Bensley, president of the Israel Education Fund. The grant memorializes the late Walter Burke, who died in 1959. He was formerly treasurer of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh and active in Zionist and other communal affairs.

The gift, according to the Israel Education Fund, will be used to establish the Walter and Rena Burke Scholarship Fund for Teacher Training in Israel. The money will finance about 23 scholarships, covering a five-year period, for the education of teachers for the expanding Israel secondary school system. One of the principal goals of the Israel Education Fund, founded recently by the United Jewish Appeal, is to furnish scholarships for deserving teachers-in-training. More than 115 such scholarships are to be established in Israel by the Education Fund.

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