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Donate $50,000 to Central and Free Synagogue

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Dr. Wise. Rabbi of the Free Synagogue, made announcement today of two gifts which have just been made by members of the Free Synagogue. Benjamin Block presented the sum of $25,000 for the purpose of erecting a memorial chapel at the Westchester Hills Cemetery of the Synagogue in memory of his wife, Birdie Block, recently deceased. Memorial gates and walls for the cemetery were presented a year ago by Mr. and Mrs. Block in memory of their mothers.

Dr. Wise also made announcement of a gift of $25,000 from Waldemer Kops and Helen Kops Glauber in memory of their father Daniel Kops, one of the leaders of the Central Synagogue and the leading spirit in federating of the Central and Free Synagogues. This gift is to be regarded and used as a nucleus of a fund for the building of a permanent Synagogue home for the Federated Central and Free Congregations.

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