Christians Start Scholarship Fund for Needy Students at Hebrew U.
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Christians Start Scholarship Fund for Needy Students at Hebrew U.

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Some 200 Christians from Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Holland, belonging to the “Beth Shalom Society for Bible Study in Israel,” have inaugurated a scholarship endowment fund for needy students at the Hebrew University.

The driving force behind the project is a veteran Christian Zionist, Dr. Wim Malgo of Zurich, president of the Society and director-general of its parent organization, “Midnight Call.” He and other Society members were present at a Hebrew University ceremony here last week.

Founded by Malgo in 1969, Beth Shalom is a non-profit Christian organization devoted to social and educational work in Israel, and especially to Arab-Jewish understanding. “We feel an integral part of Israel. Your fight is ours,” Malgo declared at last week’s ceremony. “Let us be the voice of the silent majority all over the world which has confidence in the future of Israel and is certain that Israel shall overcome.”

Founding Funders

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  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund