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Merger of Two N.Y. Jewish Teachers Seminaries Announced at Dinner

March 21, 1967
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The forthcoming merger here of two leading institutions of higher Jewish learning — the Jewish Teachers Seminary and the Herzliah Hebrew Teachers Institute — was lauded at a dinner held at the Americana Hotel last night. The announcement was made by Abraham Goodman, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the forty-six-year-old Herzliah, and Jacob Katzman, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the forty-nine-year-old Seminary. Dr. Gershon Winer, Dean of the Jewish Teachers Seminary, has been selected to head the combined institutions when the merger takes place.

The banquet was tendered in honor of three national personalities with long records of distinguished service to the American Jewish community: Samuel Bonchek, national president of the Farband-Labor Zionist Organization; Israel Breslow, national president of the Workmen’s Circle and vice-president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union; and Mendel Haber, veteran Zionist leader and president of Herzliah. Dr. Ira Eisenstein, prominent American rabbi and author, was principal speaker. Other speakers included the Yiddish poet Chaim Grade, and Hebrew poet Gavriel Preil.

A citation was presented to Solomon Slutsky, Seminary librarian, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. Mr. Slutsky has been associated with the Seminary since 1918. The Seminary library is the largest Yiddish circulating library in the country.

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