JERUSALEM (Jul. 19)
The Joint Distribution Committee is giving grants totaling $1,000,000 to 130 yeshivot in Israel this year, or about 15 percent of their total budgets. Rabbi Leo Jung of New York, speaking for the JDC, announced here today. Dr. Jung is chairman of the JDC religious and cultural committee. He said these yeshivot were attended by more than 15,000 students or 90% of all the yeshiva students in the country.
Dr. Aaron Greenbaum, the JDC consultant on yeshivot, stressed a relatively new development encouraged by the JDC, the transfer of growing numbers of yeshiva students from Europe and the United States to Israel. Last year alone, he said, 500 such students came to Israel. of 4,300 graduates of yeshivot assisted by JDC, he said, 1,200 were in the army, 500 were teachers and 100 were training for the rabbinate.