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Bolivian Government Awards Highest Decoration to Jewish School

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The Jewish College to Bolivia, a Jewish community day school at La Paz, has been awarded the Eagle of the Andes, the nation’s highest decoration, by the Bolivian Senate, it was reported here today by Rabbi G. Friedlander of La Paz.

Rabbi Friedlander who is visiting the United States to confer with leaders of the World Jewish Congress on affairs of his 3,000-member community, is the principal of the College. He said the decoration would be incorporated in the school flag. It is the first time this highest Bolivian honor has been awarded any Jewish institution or member of the Jewish community, he pointed out. The school has an enrollment of 400 pupils, of whom 25 percent are non-Jewish.

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