New York (Oct. 7)
An additional 10,000 Jewish children were placed in Jewish religious schools and Talmud Torahs in the City of New York last year by the Jewish Educational Association, according to reports read at the annual meeting of the Association held last Sunday at the Astor Hotel, under the Presidency of Mr. Israel Unterberg. More than 70% of the new pupils paid their own tuition fee. The balance is being taken care of by a scholarship fund of the Association. Through the propaganda of the Association, not less than 26,000 children in New York were reached by special rallies. 10,000 parents were approached at special parents’ meetings.
25,000 pupils participated in a contest for regularity of attendance at the Hebrew schools. 5,000 pupils were awarded prizes for regularity of attendance, in the form of medals and certificates; 130 out of this number were sent, at the expense of the Jewish Educational Association to a summer camp, where their religious education was continued.
The propaganda of the Association has resulted in stimulating local initiative and many new schools are now being opened in neighborhoods where such schools did not exist before.
Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, in a fervent plea on behalf of Jewish education in America, outlined the future plans of the Jewish Educational Association, pointing out that although results of the past activities are very encouraging, still the number of its supporters is not commensurate with the task to be accomplished. In the future, the Jewish Educational Association plans to consecrate its efforts on improving the physical conditions of the existing Hebrew and Jewish religious schools by increasing the facilities.
The following were elected as the Board of Directors for the coming year: Messrs. Julius Bloomfield, Jacob H. Cohen,
Henry A. Dix, Joseph Durst, William P. Coldman, Jacob Klein, A.E. Kornfeld, Samuel C. Lamport, Joseph Leblang, Mrs. Samuel D.Levy, Mr. Harry H. Liebovitz, Judge Samuel D. Levy, Dr.J.L. Magnes, Mr. David N. Mossessohn, Dr. D.de Sola Pool, Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, Mr. Elias Reiss, Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, Mr. Samuel Rottenberg, Mr. Jacob H. Rubin, Mr. Samuel N. Samuels, Mr. Bernard Semel, Hon. Isaac Siegel, Hon. Nathan Straus, Jr., Mr. Israel Unterberg and Mr. Jacob Wener.