Union of Polish Jews of Argentina Celebrates 25th Anniversary; Hailed by Jewish Leaders

The 25th anniversary of the existence of the Union of Polish Jews in Argentina was celebrated here last night at a gala festival attended by delegates from this country and Uruguay. The organization received many messages of greetings including one from Yaacov Tsur, Israel Minister to Argentina and Uruguay.

The entire Jewish press carried articles stressing the contributions made by the Union toward the progress of Argentine Jews. A large number of Jews who came here from Poland play an important role in Jewish communal activities. The Union of polish Jews furthers Jewish cultural work in Latin America through its publishing house in Buenos Aires, which has published many books in Yiddish, and which are widely read in all Latin American countries.

The emigration of Israel-bound South American Jews will probably be doubled next year, Eliahu Dobkin, Jewish Agency immigration leader, declared here this week-end prior to leaving for Chile en route to the United States where he will attend next week-end’s National Planning Conference for Israel and Jewish Rehabilitation. Mr. Dobkin stressed the need for spreading Hebrew culture among Latin America Jewish youth and for encouraging the migration to Israel of skilled workers.

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