High School for Gifted Children Dedicated in Israel; Gift of Lou Boyar
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High School for Gifted Children Dedicated in Israel; Gift of Lou Boyar

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A high school and dormitories for gifted children, made possible by a gift of $1, 250, 000 from Lou Boyar, Los Angeles philanthropist, was dedicated here yesterday. Among those attending, in addition to Mr. Boyar and 80 Jewish leaders of Southwestern United States, were Education Minister Zalman Aranne, Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s foreign Minister, Members of Parliament, Jerusalem Mayor Mordechai Ish Shalom and other dignitaries.

The school, which is already in operation, was named the Mae Boyar School in memory of the philanthropist’s wife. It will ultimately accommodate 800 pupils with dormitory facilities for 200. The school complex also includes housing for teachers. Premier Levi Eshkol tendered a garden party in honor of Mr. Boyar and his party. The guests included Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, American Ambassador Walworth Barbour, Gen. Odd Bull, chief of staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, and Hebrew University president Eliahu Elath.

In a related ceremony, the Florence Goldenberg Dworsky Hall was dedicated at the University’s Mae Boyar Chemistry Building. Funds for the hall were provided by the Los Angeles University Friends of which Mrs. Dworsky is an active member. She attended the ceremony. The Jacob Goldenberg Foundation helped establish the new hall.

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