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Histadrut Foundation Nears $5, 000, 000 Mark in Pledges by U.S. Donors

April 30, 1964
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The American Histadrut Development Foundation has reached a total of $4,551,000 in long-term commitments by American donors, according to William H. Sylk, national chairman of the three-year-old Foundation, These commitments, in the form of wills, bequests, insurance policies, and other assignments assure future cash income for a wide program of health, vocational training, cultural and welfare institutions of the Histadrut in Israel. In 1964, the Foundation seeks an additional $2, 000, 000 in commitments, Mr. Sylk said.

Among the larger bequests registered is that of the late Mr. & Mrs. Solomon Silberberg, of Bayonne, N.J., who left $441, 000 for a Histadrut medical center in Israel, Samuel A, Fryer, the noted Los Angeles chemist and philanthropist, has announced a bequest of more than $200,000 while Ben Paul Brasley, Pittsburgh attorney, has subscribed $100, 000 toward the Histadrut Scholarship Fund. “The Foundation is not limited to persons with large estates ” according to Mr. Sylk “Even those with modest means may name the Foundation as a beneficiary.”

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