NEW YORK (Oct. 28)
The appointment of Dr. Israel Margalith as director of the Youth Aliyah office in the United States and Canada was announced here yesterday by Joseph Klarman, head of the Jewish Agency’s Youth Aliyah department in Jerusalem. The post is a new one. Dr. Margalith, deputy director general of Youth Aliyah in Jerusalem, has been on loan to the Jewish Agency’s Youth Aliyah office in Los Angeles for the past two years. He will work on a project that will permit Israeli residents of the United States to send their children to Israel for schooling under Youth Aliyah auspices. Mr. Klarman reported that there are now 12,000 children in the various Youth Aliyah institutions in Israel.
Forty-eight Israelis are presently in the U.S. and Canada aiding activities of the Jewish Agency’s department of Torah education and culture, according to Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, member of the executive of the Jewish Agency’s American Section. He said that the emissaries sent from Jerusalem are serving as consultants and teachers at yeshivas and other educational institutions. “This is a record-breaking number of emissaries assigned to Orthodox education efforts.” Rabbi Rackman said.