NEW YORK (Dec. 20)
Forty-eight Israeli university students seriously wounded in the fighting in Lebanon will receive special grants from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, it was announced by Dr. Jerry Hochbaum, Foundation executive director.
At the Foundation’s annual meeting, which took place in Paris during the Lebanon conflict, the Board of Trustees voted to allocate $50,000 for “special grants for students in Israeli universities and yeshivot header who were wounded in the Lebanon campaign.”
The 48 students are studying at the following universities and special yeshivot in Israel: Bar llan University, Ben Gurion University, Hebrew University, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, Tel-Aviv University, University of Haifa, Yeshivat Kerem B’Yaunoh, Yeshivat Kiryat Arba, Yeshivat Maaleh Adumim, Yeshivat Moreshet Yaakov and Yeshivat Sha’alvim.
The Memorial Foundation, Hochbaum said, “makes grants to institutions for research, publication and education, and for documentation and commemoration of the Holocaust. It awards grants to individuals for their training for careers in community service, Jewish scholarship and research, for advanced training for top Jewish leadership posts, and for independent scholarly, literary or art projects. The grants to the Israeli university and yeshivot header students wounded in the Lebanon fighting are a special allocation to demonstrate our support for Israel and Jewish scholarship.”