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Jewish Agency Cites 3 Federations for Aiding Youth Summer Tours

The Jewish Agency’s American Section cited today three American communities which “have taken the lead in organizing summer study tours of Israel for their high school youth.” According to Dr. Emanuel Rackman, chairman of the American section’s department of education and culture, the programs have been made possible by financial support from the local Jewish federations in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Detroit. He said the program in Los Angeles, initiated ten years ago, is a model summer Ulpan program for youth which attracts about 150 young people annually for its ten-week program. The similar Cleveland program was started a few years ago and now sends 100 teen-agers to Israel annually