250 American Jewish Youths to Leave for Seven-week Study in Israel
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250 American Jewish Youths to Leave for Seven-week Study in Israel

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Two hundred and fifty young Americans from every part of the United States and Canada will leave for Israel at the end of June and early July to attend the 1957 Israel Summer Institute, a seven-week study, tour and work project sponsored by the Jewish Agency.

The first group of 80 summer institute members will sail tomorrow aboard the SS Israel of the Zim Israel American Lines. A second group of 62 leaves for Israel next Sunday, and a third group on July 14, via El Al Israel Airlines. The students are members of various Zionist and Jewish youth organizations including Mizrachi Hatzair, Student Zionist Organization, Junior Hadassah and Young Zionists (Zionist Organization of America). A fourth group of 70 will leave on Sunday, July 7 via El Al to attend a Junior Institute. This party is composed of members of Young Judaea, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, United Synagogue Youth and Yeshiva University Synagogue Youth.

The Israel Summer Institute is a non-profit project for the purpose of bringing American youth to Israel in order that they might become imbued with the cultural and intellectual efforts of the Jewish State. The Institute meets in Jerusalem. Its members attend orientation sessions, lectures on the Hebrew language and literature and other courses relating to Israel’s history and development. The major part of their stay in Israel is 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 interested in the cultural development of Israel between the ages of 13 and 30.

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