A Board of Hebrew Education whose purpose it will be to foster adherence to a maximum curriculum in the Jewish religious and Hebrew schools in the United States, was formed at a conference of Hebrew educators held at the Yeshiva College, it was stated in an announcement issued by the Yeshiva College authorities at whose initiative the gathering was held.
The conference, which convened for the purpose of counteracting the efforts of the so-called “minimalists” who advocate the adherence to a reduced minimum curriculum in the Hebrew Schools, was attended by representatives of Jewish bodies interested in the problem of Jewish education. Among those present, were representatives of the New York Jewish Principals’ Association, the New York Jewish Teachers’ Association, the Yeshiva Teachers’ Institute, the Yeshiva and the Education Committee of the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America.
The Board of Hebrew Education, according to the plans adopted at the meeting, is to consist of fifteen members, three representing the Educational Board of the Yeshiva’s Teachers’ Institute, three representing the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, three from the New York Jewish Principals’ Association, three from the New York Jewish Teachers’ Association and three representatives at large to be chosen by the Board when it convenes. An advisory committee of 23 is to be elected at another conference of Hebrew School Presidents and members of the Boards of Education of Talmud Torahs in Greater New York, which is to be held soon.