NEW YORK (Jun. 24)
The first group of 80 American Jewish youths to attend the 1956 Israel Summer Institute, a seven-week study, work and tour project sponsored by the Jewish Agency, sailed this week-end for Haifa aboard the new Israeli passenger liner S.S. Zion, of the Zim Israel American Line. They were followed today by another group of 60 which left by air via El Al, the Israel airline.
The group which left today is comprised of members of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Young Judea and the United Synagogue Youth Organization. A third group of 60 will leave via El Al on July 4th. The Israel Summer Institute, a non-profit project now in its eighth year, has its center in Jerusalem. The students will attend orientation sessions, lectures, Hebrew language and other courses relating to Israel’s history and development. The major part of the stay in Israel will be devoted to extensive guided tours of the country and a period of work at typical agricultural settlements. The Institute is open to American students, teachers and others between the ages of 18 and 30.