1500 Attend Dedication of Pittsburgh Aged Home
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1500 Attend Dedication of Pittsburgh Aged Home

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The two-day dedication exercises of the Pittsburgh Jewish Home for the Aged were concluded Tuesday afternoon. More than 1,500 people were present at the dedication exercises, which included addresses by Rabbi Aaron M. Ashinsky, Dr. Samuel H. Goldenson, Mrs. I. S. Harris, Dr. L. B. Bernstein, Miss Marjory Aronson and Mrs. Emanuel Friedberg.

Alfred M. Marks, architect of the building, presented the keys of the new structure to Jacob H. Frank, president of the Home, who formally accepted them. The Home has accommodations for 156 persons and was erected at a cost of $250,000. It is situated on a hill-side and connects with the old building, which is used for administration purposes.

The new structure replaces the original home, built 27 years ago. Rabbi Ashinsky, who took part in the dedication services of the new home, was one of the founders of the original home.

Founding Funders

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  • 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