Jewish Community Foundation Funds First University Course on Kibbutz
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Jewish Community Foundation Funds First University Course on Kibbutz

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The first university course ever given in the United States on the kibbutz is now being funded by the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation-Council at UCLA. The class has already drawn capacity student attendance of 135 for this quarter, according to Aaron Zaidenberg of UCLA, course co-ordinator. Funds for the four-unit course will be dispersed by the Los Angeles Hillel Council, working through Rabbi Richard Levy, UCLA Hillel director. All lecturers for the course are volunteering their services. The money is required for teaching assistants, printing, library and various administrative costs. The class was established at the request of students with the approval of the UCLA Council on Educational Development. In the absence of other funding the Foundation stepped in and agreed to meet the basic financial requirements of the course.

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