Dr. Churgin and Rabbi Mirsky Go to Philadelphia (Vol. 2, Issue 11)
Felicitations were extended to the Yeshiva on the occasion of its Jubilee anniversary by the Histadruth Ivrith at its convention held at Philadelphia, Dec. 24 to 27 inclusive.
Among resolutions adopted, were two of particular interest to Yeshiva students. The first provided for a yearly prize of $50 to be given to the student of Yeshiva College who shows outstanding promise in Hebrew literature. The second extended congratulations to Mr. Abraham Soyer, senior member of the Hebrew Teachers Institute, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
Rabbi S.K. Mirsky was re-elected as a vice-president of the organization, while Dr. Pinchus Churgin was appointed to its executive board, the Vaad Hapoel.
A symposium on “Hebrew Scientific Study in America” was held in which both Rabbi Mirsky and Dr. Churgin participated. The former gave a historical interpretation of the role of the Yeshiva in Jewish life and emphasized the necessity for founding an academy for Hebrew scholars in America.
Dr. Churgin, who besides being head of the Teachers Institute is the editor of the “Hooreb”, the only Hebrew research publication in America, discussed “The various Tendencies of Modern-day Hebrew Scientific Research”.
It was also decided to sponsor an exhibition at the World’s Fair to be held in N.Y. in 1939, which would depict the progress of Hebrew culture in America.