NEW YORK (Mar. 11)
The Nathan Gould ORT Technical Institute will be dedicated in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April I, it was announced here by Beverly Minkoff, national president of Women’s American ORT. Gould is the national executive director and executive vice president of Women’s American ORT.
Mrs. Minkoff said the institute will offer junior college courses in building construction, computer sciences, electronics, advanced chemistry, humanities and Jewish education. “Comprised of 10 specialized laboratories, 16 classrooms, administrative offices, four workshops and the synagogue for some 500-600 people, the school will make ORT’s presence in Argentina even stronger and more important than it has been in the past,” the ORT leader said.
Mrs. Minkoff stated that “ORT began its operations in Argentina in 1935 and opened its first school in 1941 in a small, rented building in Buenos Aires. High-school level courses in mechanics, electricity, radio technology and data processing were offered initially.
“Today the ORT network in Argentina, which serves more than 7,300 students, is recognized as one of the best and most advanced educational systems in the entire country. Over 300,000 Jews make Argentina’s Jewish population the largest in Latin America and the fifth largest Jewish community in the world.”
The decision to dedicate the institute to Gould, who came to Women’s American ORT as public relations director in 1950 and shortly afterwards was named to his present post, was taken by some 1,200 delegates of Women’s American ORT at their 25th biennial convention in Boston in October, 1979, Mrs. Minkoff said.