Jewish Historical Society to Launch Joint Program with Hebrew U.

The American Jewish Historical Society announced plans here today for the establishment of a joint program, with the Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, aimed at promoting a closer relationship between American and Israeli historians. The project, which was announced by Dr. Leon J. Obermayer, president of the society, at the group’s 64th annual meeting here, provides for the publication of American text material in Hebrew, and, of Israeli text material in English.

Dr. Obermayer also disclosed plans by the Society to preserve historic monuments in the Caribbean area, including old cemeteries and synagogues, particularly in Surinam, Barbados, Curacao, Nevis and other islands where large numbers of Jews lived in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Other speakers included Dr. Thomas D. Clark, chairman of the history department of the University of Kentucky; Dr. Howard M. Sachar, professor of history at George Washington University, in Washington, D. C.; Dr. Isaac M. Fein, professor of history at Baltimore Hebrew Teachers College, who is curator of the Jewish Historical Society of Maryland; Dr. Samuel J. Hurwitz, professor of history at Brooklyn College; and Judge Harry A. Iseberg, of Chicago.

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