Julius Rosenwald was selected to receive the Gotttheil Medal for the year 1928. This award is given annually to the American who is chosen as having done the most for Jewry during the year of the award. Selection is made by a committee of sixteen editors of Anglo-Jewish newspapers.
Zeta Beta Tau, national Jewish collegiate fraternity, annually awards this distinction.
Mr. Rosenwald, who has in the past years given to charity many millions of dollars, was selected to receive the Gottheil Medal because of the fine example he has set in going outside of his faith to dispense charity, and at the same time giving freely to the Jewish causes.
The formal award will take place on the evening of May 10th in the Ballroom of the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City, and Mr. Rosenwald’s speech will be broadcast over Station WRNY and Station W2XAL, New York City. Harold Riegelman will make the formal presentation for the fraternity. The speakers will be William Hodson, Executive Director of the Welfare Council of New York City; Charles W. Gerstenber, Executive of the National Interfraternity Conference, and I. Emanuel Sauder of Philadelphia, National President of Zeta Beta Tau, will preside.
Professor Richard J. H. Gottheil was one of the founders of Zeta Beta Tau in 1898. The first Gottheil Medal was awarded in 1925 to Rabbi Stephen S. Wise of New York City; the second award was to David Brown of Detroit; and the medal for 1927 was awarded to Aaron Sapiro.
Julius Rosenwald has accepted the Gottheil Medal. Beacause this date falls on Friday night, a Jewish Sabbath service will be part of the program.
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