American Ort Convention Opens Tomorrow; Will Adopt Budget for 1964

The American ORT Federation will sharply accelerate its vocational training and other assistance services during 1964 for an estimated 200,000 Algerian and other North African Jewish refugees in France, Dr. William Haber, president, said today.

He said ORT will build new vocational schools in Marseilles, Toulouse and in the Paris region this year to take many thousands of refugee youth off the streets, give them an education and a start toward integrating in their new communities. He announced also the organization of an expanded program of emergency courses for adult refugees in France.

Dr. Haber disclosed the 1964 plans in a report prepared for the ORT federation national conference this weekend in New York. More than 500 delegates, representing 100,000 members throughout the United States, are expected to attend.

Franklin H. Williams, African regional director for the Peace Corps, will accept an award for Sargeant Shriver, Peace Corps director, for achievement in human development and training. The delegates will hear talks by Herbert J. Waters, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Israeli Ambassador Katriel Katz, New York Consul General, and Irving Kane, former president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. The conference will adopt a budget for 1964 for 600 training projects in 21 countries.

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