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March 06, 1970 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-03-06

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First aid for cuts and bruises is provided
by a nurse, who is always on hand at the JDC
summer camp in Shiraz, Iran. About 600 boys
and girls enjoy two-week holidays at the camp.

Regular medical and dental examinations
guard the health of children attending school in
Iran with the assistance of the JDC.

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Youngsters in the Etz_ Chayim Yeshiva study Humash, their continued
studies assured by the support of the JDC in Israel. Etz Chayim, established
in 1841, is the oldest yeshiva in Israel.

The Children

How JDC—and Campaign Dollars
—Sustain Life in Iran, Israel

A Jewish day camper joins in the religious
observance which is part of the summer pro-
gram organized by the JDC in Shiraz, Iran.

From Iran to Israel, the education, health
and welfare of Jewish children is a particular
concern of the Joint Distribution Committee, a
beneficiary of the Allied Jewish Campaign. More
than 12,500 pupils are enrolled in 38 schools
and kindergartens receiving technical and finan-
cial aid from the JDC. The aid includes a feed-
ing program, clothing distribution and medical
and dental care for the pupils. Together with its
summer camp program in Shiraz, the JDC aids
more than 20,000 Jews in Iran.
In Israel, the JDC supporfs more than 130
yeshivot—the one pictured here, Etz Chayim,
having received aid since 1914, the year the
JDC was established. More than 25,000 stu-
dents, rabbis and scholars and their dependents
benefit from JDC's aid to cultural and religious
institutions in Israel.

A teacher coaches two students in Humash
class in a Talmud Torah supported by the JDC
in Israel. Funds for feeding programs, medical
services and aid to refugee rabbis and scholars
are included.

An Etz Chayim yeshiva student is absorbed
in a volume on Jewish law. In addition to 130
yeshivot which receive JDC financial aid, an-
other 30 receive special holiday grants.

48 Friday, March 6, 1970

A young Iranian scholar recites his lesson
at a Jewish school supported by the JDC. The
schools were organized and are run mainly by

Ozar Hatorah, Alliance Israelite Universelle
and ORT.

A rhythm class at a JDC-supported kinder.
garten in Iran goes through the steps of a tra-
ditional Persian dance. Education of children
is a high priority item in the JDC programs in
that country.

Periodic checkups at the JDC-supported Shiraz medical center assure
health among Iran's Jewish children. In all, some 6,000 Jews will benefit
from the JDC medical program in Iran in 1970.


A student in a JDC-supported school in Iran
writes his lesson on the blackboard. The script
below the Hebrew is Farsi (Persian), the lan-
guage spoken in Iran.

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