Four Jewish organizations are now in a position to collect $875,000, their share of the $6,000,000 estate of the late Conrad Hubert (nee Chaim Hurewitz), millionaire flashlight manufacturer, as a result of a court decree signed by Surrogate James A. Foley approving the accounting of the executors. The philanthropies to benefit by the Hubert estate were selected in accordance with his will by Julius Rosenwald, former president Calvin Coolidge and ex-governor Alfred E. Smith.
The Jewish charities selected by this famous trio and the amounts they will receive are the Jewish Mental Health Society, $250,000 to be used toward the construction of a new hospital, the Jewish Theological Seminary, $250,000, the Young Men’s Hebrew Association, $175,000 and Beth Israel Hospital, $200,000, to be used for the completion of its new building.
Conrad Hubert was a native of Minsk, Russia. He died in Cannes, France, February 14, 1928. Under the terms of his will, one-quarter of his estate, about $6,000,000, was left to religious, educational, charitable and benevolent institutions to be selected by “a committee of three prominent citizens, who shall investigate and determine the institutions to receive such gifts.”
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