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Students in U.S. Jewish Colleges to Spend Year at Hebrew University

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The Hebrew University has come to an agreement with American colleges teaching Hebrew for third year students at seven colleges in the United States to spend a year of required study in Israel at the Haim Greenberg Institute and the Hebrew University, it was announced today. The course of study is designed primarily for Jewish teachers and others majoring in Hebrew.

Prof. Isig Silberschlag, head of the Association of Hebrew Colleges in the United States, who completed arrangements for the project, told newsmen that students spending the year in Israel would receive full credit at their home schools. Tuition fees will be cut in half for the American students and the Jewish Agency will pay their board and room bills.

Only about ten percent of the 2,500 students enrolled in Jewish teachers’ colleges in the U.S. completed their courses, Prof. Silberschlag said. He expressed the opinion that the year’s study in Israel would shore up the determination of many more to complete their studies. The colleges in the U.S. which will join the project are located in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.

The School of Education of Hebrew University, bearing the name of “The John Dewey School of Education.” was moved into its new permanent building on the University campus in ceremonies last night addressed by Zalman Arane, Minister of Education, and William Baxter, United States Charge d’Affaires.

Mr. Baxter noted that the United States had contributed 200,000 pounds in counterpart funds for construction of the school and read a letter from the American John Dewey Society lauding the decision to name the school after the American educator.

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