NEW YORK (Jan. 14)
A scholarship fund for students of the Hebrew language and culture at New York University was created last night at a dinner honoring Dr. Abraham I. Katsh, director of the Institute of Hebrew at NYU. A total of 462 friends and colleagues pledged $235,000 for the fund.
The dinner also commemorated the 30th anniversary of the introduction of modern Hebrew at an American university, first presented by Dr. Katsh at NYU. At the dinner, Dr. Katch received a presidential citation from NYU president James M. Hester. The university previously established a chair in the name of the guest of honor: “The Abraham H. Katsh Professorship of Hebrew Culture and Education.”