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Yivo’s Center for Advanced Jewish Studies is Providing Training for 49

A Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, opened a month ago by the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, is providing specialized Jewish training for 49 students from nine colleges and universities, according to Dr. Judah J. Shapiro, a founding trustee of the center. Dr. Shapiro said the new institution “is future-oriented in that it addresses itself mainly to students who will assume positions of academic and intellectual leadership in Jewish affairs.” Dr. Shapiro said there is a great shortage of personnel in Jewish community agencies and services throughout the country and an even greater need for trained Jewish scholars and the recognition of Jewish scholarship in all areas of Jewish activity.