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New York City High School Students Now Studying Hebrew; 21 Percent Increase Noted

A total of 4,000 New York City high school students are now studying Hebrew as part of their regular courses of study, the annual #####rt of the Hebrew Culture Council revealed today. The Council, an affiliate of the Jewish Education Committee of this city, said that the figure represents an in###se of 21 percent over last year.

Hebrew is now taught in 19 senior, five junior and two evening high schools, report said. Thirty-seven licensed teachers are now conducting 137 classes. The ###rt also disclosed that more than 600 American universities, colleges and professional schools now extend full accreditation for Hebrew.