NEW YORK (Oct. 14)
ORT will expand its vocational training programs to meet the current increase in Jewish immigration to France and Israel, it was announced today by Mrs. Max M. Rosenberg, president of Women’s American ORT.
In a report on the organization’s plans for the months ahead, Mrs. Rosenberg noted that “the number of people who need ORT training has multiplied greatly. ” She attributed this to accelerated Jewish emigration in recent months.
Mrs. Rosenberg said the Jewish population in Marseilles has increased from 10, 000 to 40, 000 in the last five years. She announced that ORT’s vocational training center in Marseilles expected to increase its enrollment from 200 last year to 500 in the coming term.
Stressing the recent heavy influx of immigrants into Israel, she cited ORT’s role in providing nearly half of Israel’s vocational training facilities. Mrs. Rosenberg stressed the problem Israel faces with the growing number of “impoverished teenagers who were born in underdeveloped countries, and who lack the prerequisites for high school. “