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APPENDIX 13.—REPORT ON JEWISH SCHOOLS IN PALESTINE.4:1
APPENDIX B.
REPORT ON JEWISH SCHOOLS IN PALESTINE.
By Captain Albert E. W. Goldsmid,
Brigade Major, Belfast.
With reference to the request made to me by the Rev. A Ltiwy previous to my departure on a visit to Palestine in March last, I have the honour to submit the following Report on subjects that may be of interest to the Anglo-Jewish Association.
The following Schools were visited by me:—
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Beyrouth, the School of M. Zaki Cohen.
„ the School of the Alliance Israelite. Damascus, the School of the Alliance Israelite.
Haifa, the School of the Alliance Israelite.
Ditto the School of the Samarin Colony.
Jerusalem, the Blumenthal School.
„ the School supported by the Alliance Israelite and Anglo-Jewish Association.
8. „ „ the Orphanage directed by Dr. Herzberg.
The first School on the above list was visited by me on March 27th, in company with Mr. Bigio, our co-religionist, a respectable merchant of Beyrouth, who has a high opinion of this establishment,, in which his son is a pupil. The School is situated in the suburbs, on a beautiful site, in the middle of a large garden ; the house is of stone, two stories high, and well built. It is a private establishment, and was founded by its present principal, M. Zaki Cohen, some few years ago, with the laudable desire of raising the educational status of the rising generation of the Jews of Beyrouth to a level with that of the youths of other creeds. Recognising the great importance of a liberal education, he considered that his fortune would be well spent in furthering the cause he had at heart. He accordingly founded this School, but owing to inexperience and other causes he at one time became almost ruined. He succeeded, however, in tiding over his difficulties, and, with scanty means he has established a great reputation for his School. Children are sent there from Constantinople and places in Asia Minor and Syria.
At present he has 82 pupils, of whom the majority live on the premises, but a few are day boarders only. In conformity with the Mosaic precepts, one-tenth of the pupils are admitted
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