Projects to Commemorate Sapir
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Projects to Commemorate Sapir

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A scholarship fund, a geographical region in the Arava, a university center and a complex of buildings in Kfar Saba are the four major projects that will commemorate the name of Pinhas Sapir, who died at the age of 67 on Aug. 12, 1975.

A settlement region in the Arava will be named after Sapir, as well as the regional center town of the area. The liberal arts and sciences center at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba–an institution long supported by Sapir–will also carry his name. In addition, a centralized scholarship fund combining most of the monies contributed by the government, Jewish Agency and other bodies will be named after him.

The building complex at Kfar Saba, the town where Sapir lived for over 40 years, will include a cultural center, libraries for adults and children, a concert hall, a theater, a youth center and the Sapir Museum. A memorial service will be held in the Jerusalem Theater on Sunday. Golda Meir will address a memorial service in Kfar Saba, along with Mayor Zeev Geller on Monday.

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