Jewish School System in Argentina Celebrates 30th Anniversary
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Jewish School System in Argentina Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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The Sholem Aleichem School system, largest and best organized Jewish school organization in Argentina, today celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Speakers at the ceremony included Israel Ambassador Joseph Avidar; Gregorio Fainguersch, president of the Buenos Aires Kehilla, which contributes to the maintenance of all Jewish schools; Dr. Jonas Kovensky, chairman of the school system; and Chaim Finkelstein, director and organizer, a leader of the Achdut Avodah party and a member of the Zionist Actions Committee.

The system provides for 3,500 pupils in primary and secondary education. It has 110 teachers and a summer camp for 700 children. The teachers themselves are mainly graduates of the Sholem Aleichem schools. Another Sholem Aleichem school will be opened soon in a Buenos Aires suburb. Delegates from Montevideo and from provincial cities attended the observance and messages were received from Israel, the United States and Canada.

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