A campaign to secure $50,000 as a maintenance fund through inereasing the present membership income has been undertaken by the Yeshiva College Buikling Fund, the organization engaged in erecting the Yeshiva College buildings and in extending the work of the academy.
According to an announcement made public yesterday by Samnel Levy, chairman of the fund. the Yeshiva, located at 301 East Broadway, has at present an enrollment of nearly 600 students, including many from European countries and from Palestine. The annual budget for the maintenance of the institation amounts to $200,000. The $5,000,000 fund which is now being raised is intended for the erection of the new Yeshiva buildings Congregations and individuals, particularly those who have made liberal contributions towards the building fund. are now being canvassed to subscribe on an annual basis towards the maintenance fund.
Four classes of membership were created. The associate member is required to subscribe $10 annually. a regular member $25, a contributor $50. Those who subscribe $100 annually will be named Patrons of the Yeshiva.
In accordance with a resolution adopted at the National Conference of Orthodox Congregations held at the beginning of May in New York City, Orthodox congregations throughout Greater New York have set aside one day of Shavuoth which falls on June 6 and 7 for appeals for subscriptions toward the maintenance fund.
The members of the Yeshiva alumni who are rabbis of congregations in greater New York met yesterday and adopted a resolution to urge their respective congregations. to participate in the membership campaign.
An increase in the enrollment of the institution was announced yesterday by Dr. B. Revel, president of the Faculty of the Yeshiva. During the last few weeks, 28 new students were admitted to the institution. These new students come from all parts of the United States, including one from Los Angeles, and five from European countries.