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September 17, 1926
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The ordinances issued by Court Kiebeisberg, granting “concessions” to Hungarian Jewry in the numerous ### have caused anxiety in the Hungarian Race Purifiers, a powerful anti-Semitic organization. Feat was expressed today by leaders of the party than in view of the fan that paptined Jews are exempt from the numerus clausus, Jewish students will embrace Christianity en masse.

Leaders of the opposition in the Hungarian parliament stated that Count Klebelsberg’s purpose in granting concessions in the numerus clausus question was to capture the Jewish vote in the forthcoming municipal elections in Budapest.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

Gifts totaling $3,450 were received by the Hebrew Union College during the summer months, an announcement from the College stated. These include a gift of $2,000 from Ludwig Vogelstein, of New York, to the Library Fund of the College; $500 from the estate of Mrs. Doris G. Grauman of Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Grauman’s bequests also included a gift of $500 to the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Other bequests to the college were: $100 from the Estate of Bertha Fein. Milwaukee, Wis.: $100 from the Estate of Hattie Newman, Bisbee, Ariz.: $100 from Mrs. Madelyn M. Igoe. of New York City, in memory of her husband; $100 from the Estate of Solomon Gross, Monroe, La.; $250 from the Estate of Mrs. Caroline Flesh, Piqua, Ohio; $100 from the heirs of Hatter Kiser, Indianapolis, Ind. in his memory; $100 from Mrs. Benjamin Berman of Cincinnati, in memory of her husband. Mr. I. Fleischer of Cincinnati. sent $100 for the I. Fleischer prize offered annually. This prize is awarded to the student who has completed the work of the Preparatory Department with the best record, showing qualifications for the Rabbinate.

The Jewish community of Philadelphia will, beginning Sunday, September 19th, be asked to contribute the sum of $200,000 for the erection of a Jewish Community Center in West Philadelphia, to be known as the West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center.

The funds are required for the completion of a $500,000 Synagogue Center which is already in the process of erection in West Philadelphia.

The campaign for funds will be launched at a dinner to take place Sunday evening, at the Hotel Benjamin Franklin. Six hundred persons are expected to attend. Mr. Isadore S. Sagorsky, Chairman of the Drive, will preside and Mr. Albert M. Greenfield will act as toastmaster. Addresses will be delivered by Jacob Billikopf, Jacob Ginsburg, publisher of the “Jewish World,” Aaron Berman, President of the Center, Councilman Maurice E. Levick, Chairman of the Men’s Division, Rabbi B. L. Leviathal, Mrs. Bertha M. Reidenberg, Chairman of the Women’s Division, and Rabbi S. Joshua Kohn, rabbi of the center.

The drive will continue until September 27th.

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