Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Nathaniel Goldstein

Wednesday, May 07, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Testimonial dinner in honor of Nathaniel Goldstein, New York State Attorney General. He chaired the national campaign for the medical college of Yeshiva University. (Which eventually became the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.)

The evening is emceed by Ed Sullivan. He begins by introducing many members of the audience.

Frank C. Moore, Lieutenant Governor of New York, speaks on behalf of Governor Dewey. He speaks highly of Attorney General Goldstein, particularly of his ability to raise money.

Quinton Reynolds, notes the critical shortage of doctors in the United States. He narrates as a miniature model of the hospital is assembled on stage for the audience. He describes each facet of the medical school and notes how much it will cost. This is so audience members might make contributions to any part of the hospital.

Ed Sullivan has to leave suddenly, so Robert Whiteman takes over as the night's emcee. He introduces Mayor Vincent Impellitteri.

Impellitteri reiterates the great need for medical schools and doctors in the state of New York. He states his support for the medical school of Yeshiva University. He also speaks very highly of Nat Goldstein.

Samuel Levy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yeshiva University speaks. He notes that this will be the first medical college under Jewish auspices.

Finally, Nat Goldstein speaks. He thanks the attendees and speakers. He closes by entreating all to donate funds to the medical school.

The evening closes with a benediction by Rabbi Joseph Lichtstein.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69957
Municipal archives id: LT844

Hosted by:

Ed Sullivan


Nathaniel L. Goldstein, Vincent R. Impellitteri, Joseph Lichtstein and Frank C. Moore


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