Philadelphia Leaders Create Central Council for Jewish Education

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Philadelphia will create a Central Bureau of Jewish education which will unite all religious school systems and institutions. The purpose of this Bureau will be to expand, develop and co-ordinate Jewish education.

The Bureau is planned to combat the apathy which exists toward Jewish education in this city where approximately seventy per cent, of the Jewish children receive no Jewish education whatever.

At a meeting called on the initiative of Dr. Cyrus Adler and Dr. Julius H. Greenstone at Dropsie College and attended by representatives of all congregations and Jewish religious schools, a resolution was adopted calling into being the Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education. Under the terms of the constitution only those sponsoring Jewish religious education are to be permitted to affiliate themselves with the Council. While the autonomy of the individual school systems is not to be touched, leaders are hopeful that a co-ordinated approach to curriculum and propaganda will be effective in stimulating interest in Jewish education.

An organization Committee consisting of Dr. Julius H. Greenstone, Professor Isaac Husik, Congressman Benjamin M. Golder, Mrs. Cyrus Adler, Howard Levy, Leon J. Obermayer and Robert M. Bernstein has been charged with the duty of calling a meeting for the purpose of constituting the Council and electing officers.

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