J.D.C. Seem Spurring Jewish Welfare Activities in Tunisia

Jewish health and welfare activities in Tunisia have now reached a stage of development previously unknown in North Africa, due primarily to efforts on the part of the Joint Distribution Committee, the New York Times reported today from Algiers.

Tunisians of Jewish faith, estimated to number 100,000, are organized into 33 “communities, ” the report said. The communities play a pivotal part in the development of social services.

Of the Jewish welfare agencies the Times correspondent says, none is more important than the Oeuvre de Sec ours aux Enfants, headed by Dr. Leon Moati of Tunis. Its sixty doctors, working in twelve centers, have helped reduce the infant mortality rate by one-third. The report lauds the JDC also for its cultural activities, and praises ORT for its excellent vocational schools.

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