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VZL 336: The Jerusalem YMCA

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Catalogue NumberVZL 336
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801282
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes The Jerusalem YMCA (narrative only)

A Saturday in Jerusalem, Israel is one of quiet due to the Jewish Shabbat. Sunday, however, is a regular business day and Jerusalem hums with activity. The YMCA, on the other hand, is quiet except for the tolling of bells announcing Christian worship. At one time the YMCA stood out among buildings in Jerusalem, but with the arrival of the new State of Israel, other structures were built that overshadowed the "Y", but it still quite significant. Interviews are taken with officials of the YMCA concerning its function and its make-up. At the time of this Vistas program, there were some 3600 members partaking in the programs of which 95% were Jewish, 3% Muslim and 2% Christian. Besides athletics, the "Y" has many cultural and educational programs.

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1 - The Jerusalem YMCA
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