Yeshiva U. Gets Two Gifts Totaling $2,300,000 for Special Centers

Two gifts totaling $2,300,000 were announced here today by Yeshiva University. One of the gifts, amounting to $1,300,000 was presented to the university’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I. Lubin, for the establishment of a comprehensive rehabilitation center, the first of its kind in New York City. The other contribution, of $1,000,000, was made by Israel Rogosin, for the establishment of a Center for Ethics and Human Values at Yeshiva University.

The rehabilitation center, to be named after Evelyn and Joseph I, Lubin, will provide a full range of treatment services for the disabled and the handicapped, ranging from physical and occupational therapy to speech and hearing diagnosis and evaluation. A ZZ-bed specialized unit of the Einstein College Hospital, equipped with advanced instrumentation for therapy, will serve both inpatients and outpatients.

The Center for Ethics and Human Values, to be named, according to Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of the university, after Israel Rogosin, will focus on teaching and research into the history, philosophy and practical applications of Jewish ethics, and will deal with the ethics of Jewish religious law.

Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, professor of Talmud and Jewish philosophy at Yeshiva University, and the foremost authority on Jewish law, will conduct a pilot course at the new Center. The program of the Center will devote particular attention to problems of applied morality, and will explore the relevance of Jewish ethics for contemporary man. The Center, which will be housed at the University’s Graduate Center facility, will be limited in enrollment to rabbis, teachers and other qualified graduate students, who will develop programs and activities designed to disseminate ethical principles to school children and adults.

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