Gruenbaum Asks Greater Support for Tarbuth Schools in Poland
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Gruenbaum Asks Greater Support for Tarbuth Schools in Poland

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Representatives of the Jewish press in New York City were asked by Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum to support the demands of leaders of the Hebrew school movement in Eastern Europe that a larger subsidy for the Hebrew schools of the Tarbuth type be granted by the Cultural Committee of the Joint Distribution Committee.

Deputy Gruenbaum, speaking at a press conference held at the Waldorf Astoria, gave figures pertaining to the Tarbuth schools in Poland and asserted that whereas the Orthodox schools and the Yiddish schools in that country receive large allocations from the Joint Distribution Committee, the subsidy allotted to the Tarbuth schools is not in proportion to the numerical strength of the pupils.

According to statistics compiled in October, 1926 there were in Poland 70 Tarbuth kindergartens with 1,712 pupils and 68 teachers; 637 Tarbuth elementary schools with 19,780 pupils and 754 teachers; 104 Tarbuth high schools with 3,964 students and 197 teachers. The students in the five Tarbuth institutes for training teachers in Poland number 568 and there are 44 teachers.

It was learned that a meeting of the Cultural Committee of the Joint Distribution Committee will be held today where the possibility of a redistribution of the allotments for the various types of schools may be taken up.


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