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Avukah Secures Teaching of Hebrew in U.S. Schools

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Rabbi Samuel M. Blumenfield of Chicago, national Avukar president, in his report to the fifth Avukah convention being held here, stated yesterday that one important achievement of Avukah was that of making the renaissance of the Hebrew language a vital factor on American campuses. The Hebrew language, he pointed out, has already been recognized as a regular subject in high schools and colleges in a number of cities throughout the country, including New York, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Ore., and others, due to the efforts of Avukah.

Dr. Mitchell Salem Fisher of New York, chairman of the Administrative Committee, reported that ten new chapters of Avukah have been formed this year, as far south as Texas and as far north as Winnipeg, Canada. George M. Hyman of New York, national executive secretary, reporting on Professor Albert Einsteins recent radio address under the auspices of Avukah, stated that as a result of this address many letters have been received from Christian clergymen and others who wish to be more informed on the Zionist movement and the activities of Avukah.

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