NEW YORK (Oct. 8)
Eleven “sheltered workshops” have been opened for aged and physically handicapped newcomers to Israel by the Joint Distribution Committee, it was announced here today by Morris Laub, J.D.C. Assistant Secretary. The 11 workshops, which are scattered throughout the Jewish state, employ 250 “hard core” new comers, including blind persons, amputees, post-TB patients, mentally disturbed persons, deaf-mutes, as well as men and women suffering from diabetes and heart trouble.
The Israel workshops have been established under the J.D.C. program in the Jewish state known as Malben which also operates a network of some 65 old age homes, hospitals, sanitaria and other installations now caring for more than 3,600 men, women and children. (In Tel Aviv, Pessah Litwak, Malben director, told a group of newspapermen today that 15,000 cases have hitherto been treated by Malben’s institutions for ailing newcomers. An old age home was inaugurated by Malben yesterday at Pardessiah.)