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U.S. Orthodox Group Decides to Establish Schools in Israel, Turkey

A decision to establish school facilities in Israel and Turkey has been taken by the annual conference of Ozar Hatorah, an American Orthodox group. The decision was made in view of the increasing immigration of Jewish children from North Africa to Israel, and the lack of organized educational facilities in Turkey.

Founded 15 years ago, Ozar Hatorah now provides a combined secular and religious school program for more than 20,000 Jewish children in Morocco, Tangiers and Iran, and is maintained by members in the United States and Canada, with the help of the Joint Distribution Committee which provides the greater part of its operational expenses overseas. In addition to the decision with respect to schools in Israel and Turkey, the conference also made plans for the expansion of existing facilities in Morocco and Iran.