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Young Israel Plans Kosher Fraternity Houses in American Universities

February 14, 1957
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The success of the first kosher fraternity house in the United States at Cornell University, a project of the National Council of Young Israel, has encouraged the organization to plan similar facilities on other American campuses, Rabbi Ephraim Sturm, national director, said today.

Young Israel hopes to open a similar House at another Eastern University shortly, Rabbi Sturm stated. He reported that the Young Israel Intercollegiate House at Ithaca, N.Y. provides three kosher meals daily for some 40 students of whom 27 are in permanent residence. A small synagogue also was built in the renovation of the house. The deficit of the program, which opened for Cornell students at the start of the school year last September, are being met by the organization, the Young Israel director stated.

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