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Reform Sisterhoods Making Gift of Synagogue to Ben Shemen Youth Village in Israel

The National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods announced yesterday that it was making a gift of a synagogue to a youth village in Israel. According to Mrs. David M. Levitt, president of the Reform women’s group, the synagogue will be built for the 800 elementary school children and teenagers in Ben Shemen, a pioneer youth village south of Tel Aviv.

It will contain a library, an assembly hall and a sanctuary, Ground-breaking ceremonies will take place in March, 1970.

Mrs. Levitt told delegates to the group’s 27th biennial assembly here that the youngsters will be able to develop their own forms of worship. No effort will be made to “transplant the worship form used by Reform Jews in the West. We will merely provide the material assistance and helping hand.”

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