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Education Conference to Consider Curricula Changes

The fourth national conference of the National Council for Jewish Education, to be held in Boston, Mass., will result in a reorganization of the curricula of many schools, according to an announcement made here by Dr. Emanuel Gamoran, educational director of the Department of Synagogue and School Extension of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and president of the National Council.

The conference will be held from May 28 to 30. Topies which will come up for discussion are the extension high school, as part of Jewish education: individual, instead of class instruction in Jewish schools: the setting of a standard of ethics for Jewish teachers: the presenting of a new program for the training of teachers: the solving of problems in the teaching of the Bible.

M. Sigismond Sonnenfeld, former Director of the Jewish Colonization Association (Ica), died here at the age of 83. He was born at Yagujhely in Hungary and studied at the Budapest University. From 1870 he was engaged in journalism, working on the “Pester Lloyd,” of which he became one of the principal editors. In 1877 he was elected Professor at Budapest.

He came to Paris in 1890 on the invitation of Baron de Hirsch and took an active part in working out his projects for the benefit of the Jews of Eastern Europe. From 1891 he was for twenty years one of the Directors of the Jewish Colonization Association and made several journeys of investigation to Russia, Roumania, and North and South America.

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