NEW YORK (Oct. 1)
Ozar Hatorah, the society for Orthodox Jewish youth education in the Middle East and North Africa, will open its first two schools in Lyon and Nice, in France, to provide Hebrew education for Jewish refugee children, it was announced here today by Dr. Mordecai Hacohen, director-general of the organization, following his return from France.
Dr. Hacohen also reported that his organization will provide a Hebrew program for Jewish refugee children from North Africa in a government-sponsored vocational school near Paris. During his stay in Paris, Dr. Hacohen conferred with high officials of the French Ministry of Education and leaders of the French Jewish Community in connection with the establishment of Ozar Hatorah schools for Algerian refugee children in France.
He lauded the work of the Joint Distribution Committee and the Fonds Social Juif Unifie to meet the present emergency, and stressed that 30,000 refugee children “are in danger of being lost to Judaism through extreme assimilation in their new environment,” if no immediate action for their education is taken.