WASHINGTON (Aug. 3)
President Carter has appointed Rabbi Abraham Shemtov of Philadelphia to a 20-member intergovernmental advisory council on education. The White House said that the council, established by the Department of Education Organization Act, will be responsible for advising the President, the Secretary of Education and Congress on intergovernmental policies and relations in education.
Shemtov is regional director of the American Friends of Lubavitch which includes Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. He has held this office since 1961. Previously he was director of Gan Israel, a summer educational project which now claims a world network of about 70 camps serving same 30,000 children. He was born in Vilna, and came to the U.S. in 1953.
Among the members of the council are Henry Steele Commager, the noted historian; Mayor Richard Hatcher of Gary, Ind.; and Wenda Moore, head of the University of Minnesota board of regents.