JERUSALEM (Jun. 14)
A World Zionist Organization official reported today that the inter marriage rate is soaring in Latin America, reaching 60 percent in some places. Haim Finkelstein, head of the WZO’s education department who just returned from a five-week tour of Latin America, said in a report to the WZO Executive that he was particularly discouraged by the apathy of many local Jews to this situation.
Finkelstein reported on the progress of a number of educational projects conducted by his department in Latin America, including a Jewish teachers’ training college in Argentina which, he said, would be taken under the wing of Tel Aviv University and become a full-fledged academic institution. Within three years it will have an enrollment of 300 students: Some from the provinces will be accommodated in the college’s dormitories, Finkelstein said.