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 - THE steps which have been taken In Chicago by a...
THE steps which have been taken In Chicago by a number of the most prominent Hebrews tn the city Tor the establishment of the Hebrew institute have bad most Important results In the last few weeks." Already a large' sum of money' baa -been secured through subscriptions and the entire amount necessary will undoubtedly be obtained shortly. .'." The movement came' abdut through . the outgrowing of the temporary quarters af 224 Blue Island avenue, and the new home will be established in the building on West Taylor street formerly occupied by the Academy of tbe Sacred Heart. It is excellently situated and ideally fitted for the work to which It Is to be devoted. To .carry out the plans which have been formed It la necessary to obtain a fund of $125,000. The object of the association has been well set forth by Dr. E. A. Fischkln. president of the institute. "Jews of Chicago." said Dr. Fischkln in his appeal for funds, "let us hasten with the consummation of our purchase. Let ua hasten to open the doors of the new Hebrew institute, which will' be an honor to ourselves, a pride to our community, a treasure to our people, snd a blessing to future generations." - The ideal which haa been set for the institution was referred to by Dr. Fischkln. "The institute cares first for the Ameri IDA CONQUEST AND HER BABY WOLF ' ' canization of the people." he declared. "The large masses of immigrsnts who come to our city shall be given opportunities to learn as quickly as possible the difference between tbe Un!s of bondage from which they have made their escape and this land of liberty which has received them. - " - ' "They shall learn that America is the only land where freedom, is tbe companion -of ordr snd the protection of human dignity the. aim of government. They shall learn the Ideals and the character of American life and American institutions, and with the same love and the same passion with which they cling to the religion of their fathers shall they adhere to the ideals of their new fatherland, which alone among civilised countries has proclaimed to tbe world the Hebraic principles and has made life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness the basis of its constitution. '" "The Hebrew institute shall be a center of edueation. tbe purpose of which shsll be to elevste as quickly as possible the mental capacttiea of tbe people for whom It was founded and to -raise their economic conditions so as to make our charities a memory of the psst. - , "Our English .classes shall enable them to acquire as quickly as possible the language of the. country. Our industrial claases shall enable them to acquire rapidly the special knowledge which they need In order to understand better "the principles and practice of American Industry. "It shall serve to supplement the deficient- - "' - - - .. 'rv'-'e 1 ' , HEBREW INSTITUTE training of the tradesmen and arttssns who come to this etty snd by a quick adaptation ' to the conditions of our Industry shall they -be saved from the trials of sweated labor. . -"It shall be a center of education and ahall bring the upper classes of our society,-the rich and tbe strong, tho refined and the cultured, to the understanding and appreciation, of the high moral value and the superior . qualities of their less fortunste brethren. The Hebrew Institute shall become a aoelai and Intellectual center, where the best and the strongest of us shall unite la one effort to elevate the life of our people. It shall become the clearing-house for the morsl worth and the character of the Jews of Chicago.", - The proposed quarters of the-institute consist of a site of six acres bounded by West Taylor, Sibley, and Lytle streets, and Gilpin , place. The two buildings consist of mors than t 100 rooms.- The main built Ing fronts on Tay- 5 lor atreet, baa two large wings, and la four -stories in height, exclusive of the bssement : floor, which will be used for athletic pur- .' poses. The other buildings, which were formerly used .as a boys school, have sepsrste ' playgrounds adjoining and the rooms tn both " buildings are well lighted. There are a sufficient number of dormitories and living rooms : to house the members of the working force. The main building contains the chapel. ' with decorated ceilings, large marble pillars. . snd a choir of carved mahogany, which will be used aa a people's synagogue. On the next floor Is a recital halL which will be ' used for the smaller concerts and dramatic entertainments, while the larger affairs can be held in the theater on the aecond floor of the aehool building, which haa more ample accommodations and equipments. Twelve large class rooms are contslned is the school building with a capacity for fifty people, and here the courses In English, civics, history, religion, and other subjects will be given. In connection with - tbe gymnasium on the first floor will be a swim-mining pool and billiard and boa ling rooms. - The grounds Include six acres of grass a ad. trees, and rustic seats and shaded walks beneath the cottonwoods. . willows,, and poplars. ' Wading pools, sand pUsa, ; and swings will be added for the children.' The park may also- be made a school for floral culture when greenhouses have beenadded to the establishment. Julius Rosenwald of Sears, Roebuck A Co. offered s losn of $75,000 without interest for two- years sod in addition subscribed the first $5,000 toward a sum of $50,000 to cover tbe balance of the purchase price and tbe installation of the equipments. Among those who have already gives to tbe cause are: Frank Harris. Chicago Wrecking company. $1,000; S. H. Harris. Chicago Wrecking company, $1.CC0; Max Klee. Klee Bros. Co.. $500; B. Horwich, Horwich Bottling company. $500; Hy Horwich. Horwich Bottling company. $5C0; H. R. Misch, 653 North Hoyne avenue.. $500; H. Molner. 622 North Hoyno avenue, $500; James Dsvls, 1068 Mil wsukee avenue, $500; Max Goodman, Twelfth street and Blue Island avenue, $500; B. Baumgarden. 5004 Grand boulevard, $500; Samnel Phllllpsoa, 82a West Twelfth street. $900; 8chlff Co.. I.

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 05 Jul 1908, Sun,
  3. Page 26

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