Worcester Makes Plans for Jewish Education Expansion

The first step in the establishment of a central bureau of Jewish education for this city was taken yesterday when it was announced that a branch of the local Ivriah school had been opened on the west side of the city.

Population shift in the last five years has split the Jewry here into two distinct sections. The organization of the bureau marks the first real effort to realign opposite sides of the community in a Jewish project.

The opening of the school brings to fruition an idea broached last winter by Rabbi Levi A. Olan of Temple Emanuel. Directors of the Ivriah school worked on the plan with him during the summer.

That the new school will prove an invaluable aid in reviving interest in Hebrew education in Worcester was expressed by community leaders. The need for a centralized system of Jewish education has been apparent here for some time, and officials hope to extend the scope of their work.

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