NEW YORK (Aug. 31)
The American Jewish Committee has announced its co-sponsorship of a Center for Jewish Contemporary Studies in Mexico City to further understanding of problems affecting Jews in various parts of the world. Working with the Committee will be the Bet-El Congregation of Mexico, in whose headquarters building the Center will be housed. Sergio Nudelstejer, director of the American Jewish Committee’s office in Mexico, states that the Center will, in addition to its own program, help introduce courses in Hebrew, contemporary Israeli literature, history of the Jewish people, and philosophy of the Jewish religion into Mexican universities. Among the subjects scheduled for early lectures and discussions at the Center are "Israel’s God." "Who is a Jew?", "The Contribution of Judaism to Modern Society." "The Jews in the Soviet Union: A New Holocaust?", and "Middle East: Before War and Peace." According to Mr. Nudelstejer, a number of distinguished scholars have accepted invitations to forthcoming Center discussions.