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3,600 Get Jewish Religious Instruction in Melbourne; 450 Study Hebrew

The United Jewish Board of Education reported here today that 450 students are learning Hebrew at the Board’s nine Hebrew centers, and a total of 3,600 are receiving religious instruction at Jewish schools. The report, which covers the years 1966 and 1967, says that the Hebrew curriculum stresses the spoken language without neglecting ritual observances. Some of the centers have special Bar Mitzvah classes. The Board, in addition, maintains a mobile Hebrew library, and offers correspondence courses in modern Hebrew.