Cleveland Jew Gives $500,000 to Hebrew University for Pharmacy School
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Cleveland Jew Gives $500,000 to Hebrew University for Pharmacy School

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A surprise announcement of a gift of $500,000 to the Hebrew University by Cleveland pharmaceutical chain owner Adolph Weinberger was applauded at the final session of a meeting of the University’s board of governors. Mr. Weinberger, chairman of the board of Gray Drugstores, a chain of 150 stores in various states, came to Jerusalem specially to donate a pharmacy school building which will bear his name.

Dr. Eliahu Elath was reelected president and Prof. David Hamiran was chosen again as vice-president of the Hebrew University. They will serve two-year terms rather than the usual four-year periods at their own request. Nathaniel Goldstein, of New York, and Prof. Milton Handler were named deputy chairmen of the board. Newly-elected board members included Michael Sacher, of Britain, and Baron Guy de Rothschild, of France.

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