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Ort Activities in North Africa Lauded in U.S. Congress

The activities of the ORT were lauded here today on the floor of the House of Representatives by Congressman Emanuel Celler of New York who reported to Congress on the precarious situation of the Jews in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria from where he returned recently.

Citing the activities of the ORT in helping the Jews there with vocational training, Rep. Celler said he found its parallel in the Point 4 program which is “exactly ORT, be said, has “opened doors” and been in the forefront “just a little before anybody else” when it inaugurated programs that focus attention “on the needs of the individual, on the dignity of the individual, and how he as an individual contributes to the common good.”

(In Stockholm today, Dr. Aron Syngalowski, chairman of the executive of the World ORT Union, was honored by Jewish communal leaders and ORT officials in Sweden at a banquet. He also visited Copenhagen where he conferred with Danish Government leaders on ORT activities.)