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Mexican Jews Make Largest Per Capita Contribution to Zionist Fund, Says JNF Leader

The per capita contribution of Mexican Jewry to the Jewish National Fund exceeds that of any other country in the world, according to Tendoro Resnikoff, president of the JNF of Mexico, who is in New York to confer with leaders of the JNF here before assuming his new post as president of the Jewish National Fund of Central America.

The contributions of the 20,000 Mexican Jews to the JNF exceed that of the more than 340,000 Jews of Argentina Mr. Resnikoff stated, adding that Jewish cultural life in Mexico as a whole has reached a high stage of development. Eighty percent of the Jewish children of Mexico attend Jewish schools, provided by the Jewish community. The reputation of these schools is such that even a considerable number of non-Jewish children attend them. The schools give instruction in Hebrew and Yiddish in addition to regular academic subjects.

Mr. Resnikoff is also vice-chairman of the campaign to raise 3,000,000 pesos for the aid of European Jewry, which will be dispensed through the J.D.C., the World Jewish Congress and similar agencies.