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Hadassah Funds Pedagogical Center with 25 Satellites in Israel

August 24, 1979
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Hadassah announced a $450,000 grant to establish a Youth Aliya Pedagogical Center, with 25 satellites located throughout Israel, to assist educators of disadvantaged adolescents. The gift, in honor of the world-famous child rescue and rehabilitation movement’s 45th anniversary, is over and above Hadassah’s regular annual maintenance commitment which bring the 1980 total to $3 million.

Frieda Lewis, national Youth Aliya chairman, made the announcement at the 65th national convention of Hadassah which met at the Palmer House from Sunday through today.

Yosef Shapira, world head of Youth Aliya, in accepting the gift, pointed out that in its 45-year history, Youth Aliya has received waves of children: post-World War II Teheran children, Jews fleeing Arab countries after the State of Israel was declared in 1948, Soviet Jewish children, and now children from Iran and Vietnamese boat children who have been picked up and rescued by the Israel navy.

Altogether some 19,000 children have been cared for by Youth Aliya this year, Mrs. Lewis reported. This year, the major aliya project was the organization of education facilities for children from Iran. There are 650 of them at present in Israel.

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