Founder’s Day in memory of the late Rabbi Isaac H. Wise, originator of reform Judaism in the United States, was observed at the Hebrew Union College on Saturday. The occasion was particularly festive because it was also the 50th anniversary of the opening of the College.
Announcement was made of the various donations to the College and to the several co-ordinate activities of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Announcement was also made of the practical completion of the two new buildings of the college – the dormitory building costing $250,000, the money for which was provided by the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, and the Gymnasium building, which cost in the neighborhood of $100,000, the gift of Mrs. J. Walter Freiberg in memory of her husband, the late president of the U. A. H. C.
Rev. Dr. Jacob H. Kaplan, Rabbi of the Reading Road Temple, and an alumnus of the college, delivered the memorial sermon.
Among the announcements was mentioned a donation of $20,000 by Mrs. Edward L. Heinsheimer for the establishment of the Edward L. Heinsheimer Memorial Fellowship, in honor of her late husband, for many years President of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College.
The National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, which is composed of 300 chapters, contributed approximately $23,000 in scholarships during the current fiscal year. In the eleven years of their existence the Sisterhoods have collected nearly $113,000 for scholarships.
The Hebrew Union College has 88 students, 13 professors and instructors and a number of lecturers and instructors in special branches, including social service, elocution and physical culture. There are 239 graduates from the college, occupying puppits in every large city of the United States, with a number in Canada and England.
The budget of the college for the current year is $173,800.
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