Jewish Theological Seminary Will Bestow Degree on Louis Marshall
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Jewish Theological Seminary Will Bestow Degree on Louis Marshall

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Louis Marshall will be the recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature, in recognition of his distinguished services in behalf of Jewish learning and Jewish education, at the commencement exercises of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Teachers’ Institute. The exercises will be held at Town Hall, New York.

Dr. Cyrus Adler, president, announced the program for the exercises at a meeting of the Board of Directors held last night.

Addresses will be delivered by Mr. Marshall and Doctor C. E. Hillel Kauvar, of Denver.

The Baccalaureate Sermon will be preached in the Seminary Synagogue, 531 West 123rd Street, at the Sabbath morning services on June 11.

The report of Professor Alexander Marx, Librarian, showed that 523 books and 12 manuscripts have been acquired by the Library of the Seminary. Donations were received from Emanuel Hertz, Rabbi I. L. Zlotnick, of Montreal and Dr. George Alexander Kohut. A number of important books and manuscripts were acquired through the special fund donated by Mortimer L. Schiff.

A sum of $24,000 in new gifts was added to the $1,500,000 Fund now being raised for a new Y. M. H. A. building, according to an announcement made Tuesday by Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, chairman of the campaign. The total fund raised to date, Judge Proskauer said, was $1,100,625.

A gift of $1,500 was reported from Joseph E. Gilbert, and $1,000 from Hugh Grant Straus. A gift of an additional $1,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Moses, who previously gave $500, making their total contribution $1,500 was also announced.

The annual hospital drive of Post 2, Jewish Veterans of the Wars of the Republic, in conjunction with the National Headquarters of the Jewish Veterans, will begin soon with visits to local hospitals where disabled veterans are inmates, Nat L. Waldman, Chairman, announced.

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