MONTREAL (Dec. 19)
Allan Bronfman, one of Canada’s outstanding Jewish communal and international leaders, was honored here at a testimonial dinner on his 70th birthday attended by more than 700 people. The testimonial event was arranged by 29 national and local Jewish organizations.
Mr. Bronfman’s sons, Edward and Peter, announced plans to contribute an addition to the Shaar Hashomayin synagogue here, where the family worships which will bear Mr. Bronfman’s name and house a library, museum and youth center. They also announced they would donate a reception center at the Hebrew University of which Mr. Bronfman is deputy chairman of the board of governors.
Mr. Bronfman was presented with six glass vessels, discovered by archaeologists in Israel, which date from the first to the third centuries of the Common Era. Two uniformed guards watched over the vessels as they were unveiled. Mr. Bronfman called them “priceless” and “an unusual and extraordinary gift which I will treasure forever.”