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October 15, 1982 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-10-15

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Friday, October 15, 1982

Frankel School, Dedicated in Jerusalem,
Rated as a Model for Education in Israel

The Frankel School, dedi-
cated last month on French
Hill near Mount Scopus in
Jerusalem, with the chief
benefactors, Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Frankel of Detroit,
is rated the model for educa-
tion of children in Israel.
This is the view of Minis-
ter of Education Zevulun
Hammer, who has ex-
pressed the desire and hope
that the program pursued in
this school, which is sym-
bolic of the TLA — Tiknur
Limude Ha Yahadut —
movement, which can be
rated as a Detroit contribu-
tion to modernized Israeli
culture.
The idea was introduced
six years ago by Barbara
Goldsmith Levin, daughter
of Detroiters Mrs. and Mrs.
Max Goldsmith. With the
first completed building fi-
nanced by the Detroiters, it
is therefore virtually a
Detroit-originated move-
ment, acclaimed by Minis-
ter of Education Hammer,
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy
Kollek, Hebrew University
professors and leading
educators.
When the school first

opened, 50 percent of the
students were immig-
rants. Now 85 percent are
children of second and
third generation Israelis.
Receiving government
support, three other schools,
in Ramat Gan, Herzliya and
Beersheva .now pursue its
program. Six more will in-
troduce it in the coming
months.
With a junior high school
in the making, it hopes to
advance to high school
status to attain a perma-
nency in the Israeli educa-
tional system.
Mayor Kollek had ex-
pressed the desire that this
turn into the leading
Jerusalem high school.
From a student body of
33 six years ago, the
enrollment increased to
450 this year.
Detroiters provided the
funds for the completed
building, a third of the
needed amount by Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Frankel, the
balance with gifts by some
50 other Detroiters who
were enrolled in the educa-
tional project.
The Frankel School, also

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