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Dr. Israel Goldstein Lauds Caracas Jewry As’best for Its Size’

Dr. Israel Goldstein, world chairman of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal, and member of the Jewish Agency executive, reported here today on the situation of the Jewish community in Caracas, Venezuela, He returned yesterday from Caracas, where he spent a week addressing public sessions and private meetings with the leaders of the community, in the interests of the Keren Hayesod and the Zionist movement.

“Caracas, with its 10,000 to 12,000 Jews,” Dr. Goldstein said, “is the best Jewish community of its size which I have met anywhere as measured by its per capita contribution to the Keren Hayesod, its investment in Israel, its percentage of children receiving a Jewish education — approximately 90 percent attending day schools — and its organized unity.”