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The first issue of “The New World Review”, a new Jewish monthly publication in English, is to appear in January. The principal aim of the new magazine will be to interpret and advance the work of American-Yiddish authors whose contributions to American literature have remained practically unknown to the public at large and even to Jews not familiar with the Yiddish language. The new magazine will contain biographies and critical appreciations of American-Yiddish writers, essays on literary and theatrical themes, reviews of new Yiddish books, suggestions to American publishers regarding Yiddish works worth bringing out in English, press reviews, translations of the best Yiddish short stories and poems of the month. Leo B. Bernstein, communal worker and active members of the Brooklyn Institute of Art and Science, heads the list of publishers. The magazine will be edited by Elbert Aidline-Trommer. The well-known English-Jewish author and journalist, and Miss Marie Trommer, art critic and translator.

A conference of representatives of the Jewish religious schools in the City of New York, held recently at the Central Jewish Institute, endorsed the announcement made by the Jewish Education Association that during the coming year it will devote its energies to stimulate the erection of new school buildings, and to improve the conditions of all those schools already in existence.

Mr. Bernard Semel was the official spokesman for the Jewish Education Association at the conference. Mr. I. S. Chipkin, Educational Director of the Jewish Education Association, presided over the conference.

Associated in the $5,000,000 endowment fund for the Hampton-Tuskegee institutes, which recently announced an anonymous donation for $250,000, are Mr. Paul M. Warburg and Mr. Julius Rosenwald.

Increasing interest among men of large affairs in Negro education is evident. They are coming to the realization that the Negro problem can be solved only through education.

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