Warsaw (Mar. 11)
The right to work will be demanded by Jewish laboring masses in the Republic of Poland at a special congress of Jewish labor organizations which will open its sessions here on April 1.
Every 100 organized Jewish workers, every socialist group in the town councils and in the Kehillahs, the cooperatives and agricultural colonies, are entitled to send one delegate to the Congress.
The agenda of the Congress will include a protest against the action of many Polish municipalities and state owned factories in reducing the number of Jewish workers and in refusing to employ Jews. The conference will also discuss the general situation of Jewish labor in Poland. About 150 towns will be represented at the Congress, it is expected.
“BULLETIN” USED FOR INSTRUCTION IN JEWISH CURRENT EVENTS
I am pleased to inform your readers of the experiment which is being conducted in our Hebrew High School in connection with the teaching of Jewish Current Events.
Jewish Current Events as a subject is allotted one forty minute period a week. The “Jewish Daily Bulletin” is used as a text in this course. Every student receives one or more copies of the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” every week.
In accordance with a plan proposed by Dr. Benderly, of the Bureau of Jewish Education of New York, all the news are divided into five categories as follows:
2. The Migration of the Jews;
3. Matters pertaining to Palestine;
4. Adjustment of the Jews to their respective environments;
5. Matters pertaining to the inner life of the Jew.
The class likewise is divided into five groups, and to each group is assigned a different category of news. The first part of the period is devoted to a brief examination of the students to determine whether they have read intelligently the news items assigned to them for that week. Two questions are put, one pertaining to news items appearing the first half of the week and the other to news items pertaining to the latter part of the week. The second part of the lesson is devoted to a discussion of the major topic of interest during that week.
We have found that this course has proven very valuable, and of great interest, due primarily to the convenient form in which the news items are presented in the “Jewish Daily Bulletin.” I do not hesitate to recommend the use of the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” as a text for the purpose of teaching Jewish Current Events to pupils of high school age.
BEN ROSEN, Director,
The Hebrew High School of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, March 10, 1926.
COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR
As I continue to read the “Jewish Daily Bulletin,” I must repeat what I said on another occasion.
I think the “Bulletin” is a marvel of accurate condensation. And I also think that condensation is one of the vital requisites of modern journalism. In time it will be realized that you are a pioneer in the compact, precise presentation of news. It strikes me that the “Bulletin” is doing a work of tremendous value in recreating a spirit of solidarity in world Jewry. The doings in the Vilna ghetto are brought as near to your readers as the importance of a change of rabbis in an Ohio reform temple, let us say. It also brings home to me each morning the realization of the oneness of Israel though scattered he may be over the globe. But also the inseparable ties which bind every Jew to what will be the ultimate fate of Eretz Israel.
PIERRE VAN PAASSEX.
New York, March 6, 1926.
Governor Hammill will greet the delegates to the Iowa State Zionist Conference which will be held in Des Moines on Sunday, March 14.
One hundred and fifty delegates are expected to attend the conference where the United Palestine Appeal in Iowa will be organized. Joseph Baron and Rabbi Hyman Rabinovitz will address the mass meeting on Sunday evening. L. Oransky will preside at the conference.
A movement to establish in New York City a Jewish Museum of art and science is being organized. It has gained the sympathy and cooperation of many prominent Jewish people. A Campaign Committee for a Building Fund for the Jewish Museum was formed. The goal of the committee is to raise $100,000.