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Hebrew University Honors Sam Rothberg on His 60th Birthday

The Executive Council of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem established a new prize to be known as the Rothberg Prize honoring Samuel Rothberg on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The prize will be given in 1971, for an accomplishment in the area of advancement of the Jewish education in the diaspora. Rothberg, a Midwest business executive, serves as the university’s Chairman of the Board of Governors, President of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. National Campaign Chairman for the State of Israel Bond Organization, and is a member of the United Jewish Appeal’s National Campaign Cabinet and Executive Committee. In March, 1966, the Hebrew University conferred on him an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and at the end of June, 1969, the amphitheatre on Mount Scopus was officially dedicated as the Jean and Sam Rothberg Amphitheatre.