Memorial Foundation to Allocate $1,8 M for Scholarly, Cultural Pursuits
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Memorial Foundation to Allocate $1,8 M for Scholarly, Cultural Pursuits

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The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture is expected to allocate $1,807,912 in 1973-74 in five separate areas of scholarly endeavor, training and publications The Foundation, which will conduct its annual meeting here tomorrow and Thursday, has allocated a total of $12,890,119 since it was established in 1965.

Proposals for allocations this year will be up before the meeting and are virtually assured of adoption. The largest single item, $831,340, representing 45.9 percent of the entire allocation, is ear-marked for research and publications The next largest sum, $353,180 (19.6 percent) is for the training program.

Scholarship and fellowship programs are expected to command an allocation of $293,725 (16.2 percent) and Jewish university studies, $187,836 (10.5 percent). The sum of $141,804 (7.8 percent) will go for educational and cultural programs.

The 14 countries in which beneficiaries are located are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Rumania, Sweden. United Kingdom, United States and Yugoslavia.

The Foundation meeting will include a symposium on “halacha in Jewish life.” The participants will be Prof. Ephraim Urbach of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; Chief Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits of the UK and Rabbi Dr. Emanuel Rackman of New York City.

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