Plan to Exchange Social Workers Between U.S. and Israel Announced

An exchange of professional social workers between the United States and Israel aimed at strengthening the Jewish program of Jewish Community Centers and YM-YW HAS in this country will be undertaken this summer by the National Jewish Welfare Board and the Jewish Agency for Israel, it was announced here today.

One part of the exchange plan calls for a select number of educators and communal workers from Israel to be employed as staff members of Jewish Community Centers in the United States for two years. The second half of the plan provides for 20 Center workers from the United States to participate in a seven-week study and travel seminar in Israel during July and August 1965.

Among the American Centers which have indicated a desire to employ persons in the first contingent of Israeli workers are those in Detroit, San Francisco Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Manuel G. Batshaw, director of JWB national services, left for Israel this week for a two-week stay during which he will make the final selection of the first workers to be brought to the United States and complete arrangements for this summers seminar in Israel.

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