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American Ort Leaders Hear Report on Problems Facing Organization Throughout World

The accomplishments and problems of the ORT–Organization for Rehabilitation of Jews through Training–were outlined this week at a meeting of the national board of directors of the American ORT Federation held here, it was announced today. The meeting was attended by 60 persons from all parts of the country.

Julius Hochman, American labor leader and head of the American delegation to the World ORT Union congress held in Paris in July, reported that the big remaining program of the organization in Europe is in France and that two expanding programs which compensate for the decline in DP work on the Continent are now being conducted in Israel and North Africa. Edward L. Sard, executive director, reported that 6,743 members joined ORT groups in the U.S. during the first half of 1949.