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B’nai Brith to Establish Hillel Foundation at University of California

February 9, 1927
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A B’nai Brith Hillel Foundation will be established at the University of California in Berkeley, Alfred M. Cohen, president of the Order announced. This will make the fifth in the chain of Hillel Foundations which the B’nai Brith purposes to establish at American universities. Foundations are already established at the universities of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Requests are being received at the headquarters of the Order from a number of universities in the East and South for the establishment of additional Foundations, Mr. Cohen stated. The granting of these requests, as well as the date on which the Berkeley Hillel Foundation will begin to function, depends, Mr. Cohen said, on the response to the B’nai Brith’s Wider Scope Campaign for $2,000,000 which is now in progress.

Mr. Cohen also announced that at the last meeting of the Hillel Foundation Commission, a budget of $100,000 for the Foundation’s work during 1927 had been voted.

Rabbi Archibald A. Marx of Atlanta, and Leopold Strauss, representing District No. 7, appeared before the Commission with a request on behalf of the District for the establishment of a Hillel Foundation at Tuscaloosa for the 175 Jewish students of the University of Alabama. Applications have been received-on behalf of the Jewish students at Cornell University. New York, and the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

PRODUCE OF JEWISH FARMS IN RUSSIA AT LEIPSIG FAIR

A new feature of the exposition this year at the Leipsic Annual Fair will be an exhibit of products of the agricultural work of the new Jewish farm colonies in Russia. A special pavilion is being arranged for this exhibit, according to a report received by David A. Brown, National Chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, from the Berlin office of the Joint Distribution Committee. The arrangements are being made by the “Gezerd”, the local organization in Russia for furthering the movement of Jews to the land. The fair will take place in March.

Ten-year-old Yehudi Menuhin, violinist of San Francisco, gave a recital in Paris Sunday night, appearing with the famous Lamoureux Orchestra, and is being acclaimed by the musical crities. They say he gave a perfect rendition of the “Symphonie Espagnole”, by the composer, Eduard Lalo, which is considered a most difficult selection, both from the viewpoint of technique and interpretation.

The boy virtuoso was recalled again and again by a critical audience. He played two extra numbers.

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