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nineteenth annual report.
a workroom in which 32 girls
of female apparel. The work undertaken by the Munca Society is the more necessary, since Jewish children are excluded from the Government Schools for Trades.
Constantinople.—(Haskeui Girls' School, 341 pupils; subvention, £200.)—The pupils attending this School belong to the poorest Jewish families in the Haskeui quarter of Constantinople, as may be gathered from the fact that, with the exception of 18, all the children are admitted free. The School has greatly improved the habits of the children, and through them has favourably influenced their parents by introducing habits of cleanliness and neatness in the home. Connected with the School i are taught plain and fancy needlework.
Crajova (Roumania).—(208 pupils; subvention, £20.)— Since last year a higher class has been added, in which a small number of boys receive a commercial education. Besides the Roumanian, the French and German languages are taught at the School, which is under the control of the Government. Recognition by the State was obtained as the result of an inspection held in July last by the Prefect of the district, who personally examined every class, and expressed his satisfaction with the ability displayed by the pupils and with the internal arrangements of the School. An official Board of Examiners, consisting of a Government Inspector, two professors of the local gymnasium, and the Procureur-General, also placed on record their appreciation of the work done at the Jewish School.
Damascus.—(Talmud Torah, 400 pupils; subvention, £50. Adult evening classes, 100 pupils; subvention, £10.)—The application and progress of the children attending the Talmud Torah, who mainly belong to the poorest class, is reported to the Council as being extremely satisfactory. Special attention is given to _ the teaching of Arabic; French, which is taught to about 100 pupils, being regarded as of minor importance. A thorough knowledge of Arabic, the vernacular, will be of great benefit to the scholars in after life. Since the reorganisation of the Talmud Torah, the instruction in Hebrew
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