Monday, July 29 10:30 a.m.
TRIP TO DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY
RABBI JOSEPH KRAUSKOPF AND THE FOUNDING OF THE NATIONAL FARM SCHOOL
PERSONALY ESCORTED TOUR BY PETER KUPERSMITH
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In addition to his responsibilities leading the congregation at KI, in 1896 Rabbi Krauskopf founded The National Farm School in Doylestown,( later to become Delaware Valley University), and served as its president until his passing in 1923. The main focus of our visit will be the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library, which was built in 1924 and contains the rabbi’s books, papers, artifacts and even hisashes. There will be a display of historical materials related to the school and Krauskopf, and Peter Kupersmith, the library director, will tell us how the school came into being. We will also take a walking tour of the older part of campus and see the Block Chapel and other buildings associated with the Philadelphia architect Louis Magaziner. We will have lunch at the Del Val U Farmer’s Market.