Pittsburgh, Pa (Oct. 14)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
The convention of teachers and principals of Hebrew schools in the United States was opened here last night with fifty delegates present. The purpose of the convention as outline by Dr. N. Tour of is to form a national Hebrew teachers and principals organization. The organization would have as part of its task to further the introduction of a uniform program of teaching in all Hebrew schools, to publish pedagogical periodicals and to attempt to familiarize parents with the aims of the Hebrew school. The organization would also participate in the Zionist movement and the Hebrew renaissance.
In welcoming the convention to Pittsburgh, Mr. Abrams, principal of the Pittsburgh Hebrew Institute, laid emphasis on the apparent change in the aspect of Jewish institutions in the United States. “The Synagogue and the temple are gradually losing influence,” he asserted. “A supreme effort must be made to organize the educational forces in American Jewry,” he urged. Dr. S. Feigin welcomed the convention on behalf of the Hebrew teachers’ organization in Pittsburgh. The praesidium elected consists of Dr. N. Touroff, and Messrs. Abrams, Friedland, Chaggi and M. Halevi.