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Education of Jewish Youth in Moslem Lands Discussed at N. Y. Parley

December 10, 1959
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Support by Jewish organizations throughout the world for alleviation of the “tragic plight” of Jewish youth in Moslem countries was urged last night in a resolution adopted at a conference on the problems of Jewish education in Arab countries. The conference was sponsored by Ozar Hatorah, the Society of Jewish Youth education in the Middle East and North Africa. More than 20 organizations participated in the parley.

Isaac Shalom, president of Ozar Hatorah, reported that the organization now provides Hebrew and secular education, as well as food, clothing and medical help for more than 18,000 children in Morocco, Tunis, Syria, Lebanon and Iran. The resolution urged financial support to provide for the admission of 4,000 more such children into the program, which is partly subsidized by the American Joint Distribution Committee.

The resolution warned that children left in the streets of the congested ghettos for lack of such opportunities are growing up without any education and are subject to assimilation and other harmful influences.

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