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U.S. Student-teachers Return from Training in Israel

January 21, 1953
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Sixteen American student-teachers who won fellowships awarded by the World Zionist Organization for a special training seminar in Israel, returned home today aboard the “Queen Mary” after completing a six-month series of courses in Jerusalem.

The students went to Israel last August, inaugurating an annual project of the World Zionist Organization’s Department for Education and Culture whereby American Hebrew teachers colleges may send their outstanding senior students for a half year’s study in Israel which counts as academic credit toward their graduation. The fellowship awards cover room, board, tuition and guided tours in Israel.

The returning students are members of the graduating classes of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University and the Herzlia Teachers Training School, all of New York, and the Hebrew Teachers College of Roxbury, Massachusetts. The group is accompanied by Dr. Sidney B. Hoenig, head of the Department of Jewish studies at Yeshiva University, who directed the seminar in Israel.

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