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Yeshiva University Receives $1,000,000 Gift from Wurzweiler Foundation

July 16, 1962
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A gift of $1,000,000 was given here today by the Gustav Wurzweiler Foundation to Yeshiva University for development of the first school of social work under Jewish auspices. The presentation, on behalf of the trustees of the Foundation, was made by Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein, rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun. Half of the sum has already been paid, Dr. Lookstein said.

Gustav Wurzweiler, who died here in 1954 at the age of 58, was born in Germany. He conducted his own banking firm there, and came to this country in 1941. Here, he was affiliated with a brokerage firm and became a member of the New York Stock Exchange. He was a founder and board member of Help and Reconstruction, an organization that assists refugees from Central Europe.

Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of the Yeshiva University, announced today that the university’s new, $3,000,000 classroom-administration building will be opened to student use tomorrow, for the first time. The building is the first to be completed as part of a $30,000,000 development program. The new structure contains 35 classrooms, three large lecture halls, conference rooms, offices for top officers of the university, and facilities for student lounges and student activities.

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