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20,000 Jewish Children Attend Ozar Hatorah Schools in Moslem Lands

October 19, 1961
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A record total of 20,000 Jewish children are attending schools of Ozar Hatorah, the society for Jewish youth education in the Middle East and Africa, the headquarters of the society in New York reported today. The present total is 1,500 more than were in attendance at the start of the prior school year.

The report said that 27 classrooms had been added to schools in Morocco and that 60 additional classrooms for 3,000 more pupils were planned for the new school year. Three high schools were opened in Morocco. The society’s health and feeding program in schools in Morocco is aided by the Joint Distribution Committee and OSE.

The report said negotiations were underway to provide an elementary and high school program for Jewish children in Tetuan, Spanish Morocco, Three new school buildings in Iran, two in Teheran and one in Shiraz, will replace obsolete facilities at a cost of $200,000 for an additional 1,000 pupils, the society reported. Ozar Hatorah schools in Aleppo and Damascus in Syria and in Beirut, Lebanon continued to provide education for Jewish children “with considerable success,” the report said.

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