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Cultural, Recreational Center for Orthodox Jews to Be Established

Ramat Shapiro, a cultural and recreational center for Orthodox Jews to be established at the village of Beit Meir near Jerusalem, was described here today by Rabbi Jacob Vainstein, chairman of the Religious Council of Jerusalem and of the Ramat Shapiro public council. Rabbi Vainstein, who is enroute to the United States, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency the project was named in memory of the late Moshe Shapiro of the National Religious Party who was Israel’s Minister of Interior at the time of his death. He said the center would provide a meeting ground for Israeli youth with young people from abroad, and offer programs and courses In Jewish history and tradition. Rabbi Vainstein said the center would contain living quarters for about 300 persons, dining halls, a library, gymnasium and a synagogue.