188 Hebrew Teachers from Israel Placed in U.S. Jewish Schools

A total of 188 Hebrew teachers from Israel were placed in Jewish schools throughout the United States in 1963 as part of the program of the Jewish Agency for Israel to meet the critical shortage of teachers of Hebrew in the United States. These teachers were placed in 108 schools in 61 communities in 20 states throughout the country, it was reported today by the Jewish Agency here.

This program, carried out in cooperation with the Israel Ministry of Education and the American Association for Jewish Education, has expanded every year since it was inaugurated in 1957 with the placement of ten teachers. The great increases have come in the past three years with 136 placements in 1961, 166 in 1962 and 188 for the current academic year.

The program is nationwide. It includes such major communities as New York, with 51 placements, Detroit with 10 and Chicago with 8 and such smaller communities as Tucson, Arizona; Moore, Alabama; and Scranton, Pennsylvania, with one placement each. Of this year’s 188 teachers, 58 are male and 130 female; 119 are married and 69 unmarried. Included are 196 couples, both of whom are teachers.

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