American Educator Called to Europe to Aid in Reconstruction of Jewish Education

Israel B. Rappoport, director of the Research Institute in American Jewish Education, a non-partisan agency sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, left for Europe today in response to an urgent request of the United Jewish Educational and Cultural of Europe, of Whose executive committee he is the American member.

Rappoport said he would help “to organize central councils for Jewish education and culture in western European countries and help set up a teacher-training project that will serve these countries. ” UJECO was organized in the fall of 1946, at a conference in Paris in which communities of ten European countries were represented. The program of the organization is to train Jewish teachers, publish and supply textbook and other materials, and mobilize the Jewish educational and cultural forces which survived the war.

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