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I.o.b.b. Hillel Foundation is Established at University of Michigan

October 11, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation for religious, social and recreational assistance to Jewish students was opened at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a statement issued by Alfred M. Cohen, president of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith, announced. This is the fourth Hillel Foundation to be established so far by the I. O. B. B.

Dr. C. C. Little, President of the University of Michigan, is among the college president who are interested in this program. “At a time when the application of a higher idealism to student life is the most vital concern of all our universities,” Dr. Little said, “It is most gratifying to know of the establishment of a branch of the Hillel Foundation at the University of Michigan. To preserve what is best in the Jewish religion and to apply its principle in cooperation with Christianity will do much to help unify the student body and to give it a better understanding of the actual forces that actuate mankind.

“Religious liberality needs to be increased, and religious bigotry and intolerance to be removed. The Hillel Foundation is in a position to throw great weight on the right side of this problem. In the firm belief that it will steadily do so, it is a great pleasure to welcome it heartily.”

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