Role of Hebrew Schools Lauded at Education Convention in Canada

The Hebrew day schools in this country have proven “the only way to inculcate Jewish culture among young Canadian Jews, and to integrate Hebrew lore with Canadian civic awareness,” Salman S. Gordon, national president of the Canadian Association for Hebrew Education, told the 60 delegates from 15 Canadian Jewish communities, attending the association’s national convention here.

Four Hebrew camps, in Toronto, Winnipeg and Montreal, continue the educational work of the formal schools, Mr. Gordon said. He declared that Canada was the first country outside Israel where the Ulpan method of intensive Hebrew instruction has been introduced.

Mr. Gordon reported that five instructors in this country, who have come from Israel, have trained 800 Canadians in 13 communities, while graduates from Leadership Institutes have provided educated leaders for Hillel centers and student synagogues. He lauded the Canadian Government for facilitating the admission into this country of a total of 32 teachers from Israel.

The convention presented Michael F. Garber, a leader of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Canadian Zionist Organization, with an award on behalf of Brit Ivrit Olamit for his achievements in identifying the Hebrew movement with Zionism.

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