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J.D.C. Establishes Welfare Centers for Jewish Emigrants in Morocco

March 10, 1955
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The Joint Distribution Committee, in cooperation with Moroccan Jewish communities, has set up a number of reception centers for Jewish villagers who are eligible for emigration to Israel and who require special welfare programs, under the current selection program. Announcement of the new program was made here by the Jewish Agency’s Immigration Department.

The new arrangement will enable the emigration of many villagers who are more suitable for settlement on the land than in the city. The Joint Distribution Committee has also agreed to undertake a similar experiment in Tunis, the report added.

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt will spend two days next week visiting camp installations for North African Jews who are emigrating to Israel via France, it was announced here. Mrs. Roosevelt will inspect the Herbert H. Lehman Home in Cambous, near Montpelier, where North African Jewish youngsters are brought for a study course in preparation for going to Israel, as part of her tour. The Home is operated by the Jewish Agency with a subsidy from the Joint Distribution Committee.

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