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Israel Educators Aid Social Workers Begin Advanced Studies in U.S.

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A group of seven leading Israeli social workers arrived here today to begin advanced studies at universities in this country under the Overseas Scholarship Program of the National Council of Jewish Women. The Israelis, who will spend form one to two years studying in the United States, will be trained to adapt American techniques for the advancement of their fields in Israel.

Included among the group was Shraga Adiel, Israel’s Assistant Director General for Elementary Education, who will study educational administration at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Others in the group were: Mrs. Margalit Ben-Zvi, a Moroccan-born Israeli and the sole teacher at the school for deaf children in Beersheba, who will study at the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis; Joseph Ritter, supervisor of field workers in the Tel Aviv Welfare Department’s youth division, who will study at Western Reserve University.

Also among the scholarship recipients who arrived were: Rafael Levy, an English teacher at the Hebrew University High School in Jerusalem; Mordechai Gonen, Assistant District Inspector for Haifa in the Ministry of Education, who will study at the University of Michigan; Rivka Kostrinsky, a psychologist and educational counselor at the Jerusalem Child Guidance Clinic, who will study at the University of Chicago; and Avraham Zalkin, inspector of secondary schools for Israel’s Southern Region, who will attend Teachers College at Columbia University.

A total of 14 scholarships were granted to Israelis this year under the NCJW program which has financed advanced study for 177 educators and social workers since 1946.

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