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French-speaking Jewish Day School Opens for Sephardim in Montreal Catholic Institution

A French-speaking Jewish day school has opened here to serve Sephardic (Oriental) Jewish children whose mother-tongue is French. The Maimonides school will function in a wing of the St. Antonin Catholic school but will have complete autonomy in educational and religious matters. The school was established after extended negotiations between the Catholic Educational Committee of Greater Montreal and the Sephardic Association. It is the first time the Catholic body opened one of its schools to children of another faith. The director of the Maimonides school will be responsible to the principal of the Catholic school only with respect to the official school program in force throughout Quebec Province. Jewish teachers will be paid the same salaries as their Catholic colleagues.