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Two Jews Achieve Prominence: One Elected Mayor, Another First Dean of Catholic U.

Two Jewish residents recently achieved prominence in Brazil. Jaime Lerner, son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, took office last week as Mayor of Curitiba, the eighth largest city in Brazil, while Mrs. Helena Levin, became the first woman ever to be appointed as Dean of the Social Science Faculty of Catolic University in Rio de Janeiro. The new Mayor of Curitiba, which has about 600 Jewish families, was born in Brazil and speaks Yiddish fluently. Mrs. Levin who is 40 years old and a mother of three children, was born in Sao Paulo to Russian-Jewish immigrants.