Polish Jews Preparing to Go to Israel Will Be Able to Study Hebrew in Three Schools

Despite the closing down of all Hebrew schools in Poland, prospective Israel immigrants will be able to study Hebrew-language courses at three schools in preparation for life in the Jewish state, it was reported here today.

The three Hebrew schools are located in Cracow, Lodz and Stettin and are expected to play an important part in helping Polish Jews preparing for migration to Israel to orient themselves to life in the new state. A total of 700,000 zlotys will be spent by the Joint Distribution Committee to repair the buildings housing the schools.

The Central Committee of Polish Jews has organized a special two-week course for teachers in Jewish schools in Poland. The course was described as one which would inspire the teachers to “bring up their students in the spirit of builders and workers of a Socialist society and at the same time to inculcate in the pupils a sense of loyalty to the Polish Government.”

The Polish Government is distributing specially-prepared Yiddish-language textbooks to Jewish schools in the country, which were recently nationalized. The volumes include short stories by Shalom Aleichem, Mendele and I.L. Peretz as well as poems by Itzik Pfeffer, Abraham Reisin, Peretz Markish and I. Trunk.

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