Rochester, N. Y. (Oct. 12)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
A committee composed of representatives of every shade of Jewish opinion has been formed here to survey and study the question of religious education in this city, where, with a Jewish population estimated at 20,000, there are believed to be from 3,000 to 5,000 children who are not receiving a Jewish education. A sub-committee has been assigned the task of making a survey with the ultimate view of appealing to the general community for funds which will offer to every child the opportunity of religious instruction.
Another sub-committee is functioning in an effort to meet the deficit of the Talmud Torah, which during the year just ended, spent $4,000 more than its income and is faced with a deficit for the coming year of an equal amount.
Ultimately, this Talmud Torah will be the main school around which other Talmud Torahs will amalgamate and which is expected to evolve into a Federation of Jewish Communal activities.
Temple Berith Kodesh will this year celebrate the eightieth year of its existence and while no special ceremonies will be conducted, there will be mention made at the annual meeting on November 25. The certificate of incorporation is dated Oct. 8, 1848 and bears the signatures of Nathan Newhafer, president and Elias Wolff, secretary.
Fifteen young men and 8 young womne were entered at the University of Rochester this term, bringing the number of Jewish students to 138 young men and 33 women, in a total of about 1,000. This does not include the students at the Medical or Eastman Music Schools.