Vilna Gaon’s Grandchild Wills Language Foundation
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Vilna Gaon’s Grandchild Wills Language Foundation

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A foundation in memory of the Vilna Gaon will be established at the University of Vilna with a fund of 10,000 zlotys, bequeathed in the will of Madame Efron-Rosenthal, a great-granddaughter of Rabbi Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna. Madame Efron-Rosenthal, who died recently in Belgium was the sister of the co-partner in the Leipsig publishing house, Brokhus.

Vilna Jews were somewhat surprised to read that under the terms of the will the foundation was established to further studies in Germanic and Romance languages.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund