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Council of Jewish Women Opens Three-day Meeting in New York

The executive committee of the National Council of Jewish Women began today a three-day quarterly meeting to discuss United States immigration policy U.S. policy in the United Nations and the Egyptian and Hungarian situations.

The 64-year-old education and service organization has 107,000 members in 240 local councils. It sponsors some 900 service projects, including services to the foreign born, to older people and to children and the handicapped.

It was announced at the opening session today that a “teaching by telephone” device for the education of bedridden children is being sent to the Hebrew University this week by the National Council. The teaching instrument is a two-way apparatus with a classroom microphone and amplifier at one end connected by an ordinary telephone line to a speaker-receiver at the bedside of the child. Pushing a button, the child can taka part in class discussions, answer questions and even whisper answers to his classmates.

The device is being sent by the Council to the University for use at Beth Hayeld, a demonstration elementary school sponsored by the University where it can be tested for its effectiveness in the country’s school system generally. The Council subsidizes the school of secondary and higher education at the Hebrew, University.

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