Zionist General Council Urged to Create Fund for Day Schools Abroad

The Zionist General Council was urged yesterday to establish a fund to provide loans for Jewish day schools abroad. The proposal was made by Moshe Krone, head of the Jewish Agency’s department of Torah education in the diaspora, who said the fund should be maintained jointly by the Israel government and the World Zionist Organization in cooperation with Jewish bodies throughout the world. According to Krone, 2,000 Jewish teachers are needed every year but only 300 are being supplied. He said Jewish leaders in the diaspora must adjust the conventional order of priorities in the appropriation of community funds to allow sufficient money for Jewish day schools and to pay teachers reasonable salaries. Dr. Shlomo Gaon said the Jewish community in France needed special help to be saved from assimilation. Mrs. Faye Schenk, president of Hadassah, said many Jewish youth disregarded their Jewish identity because their parents lacked knowledge of Judaism to impart to them. Julio Levin, of Argentina, charged that Yordim–Israelis who emigrate from Israel–were a “discouragement to education work” in his country.

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