Separatist, Anti-separatist Fight on School Question

While the memorandum submitted by the Protestant Board of School Commissioners, in reference to the Montreal Jewish school question, is still pending before the provincial Legislative Assembly in Quebec, the “separatists” and the “anti-separatists” of Montreal Jewry are again making an effort to gain support of the Jewish public. The memorandum being submitted to the Legislative Assembly was the result of a meeting between the Protestants and a committee of five prominent Jewish citizens who are against establishing separate Jewish schools.

The Separate Schools Committee has issued an invitation to the heads of synagogues, sick benefit associations and leaders in culture organizations to be present at a meeting to be held this Sunday to discuss the school problem. At the same time the Jewish organizations in Montreal are also in receipt of a letter signed by the “anti-separatists,” by the committee of five, A. Z. Cohen, Allan Bronfman, A. H. Jassby, David Kirsch and S. M. Ogulnik, asking that they elect representatives to be present at a meeting to be called at an early date.

The Vaad Haraborim, the Council of Orthodox Rabbis in Montreal, has gone on record as declaring itself in favor of separate schools and is urging Montreal Jewry to ask that a separate Jewish school panel be established.

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