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Rabbi Silver Resigns Education Post; Brickner Succeeds

Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, one of the founders of the Bureau of Education and its president since its inception in 1924 has resigned his post and will be succeeded by Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner.

Rabbi Silver will leave Cleveland on a year’s sabbatical leave, beginning in October. This is the reason given for Rabbi Silver’s resignation.

The Bureau has under its supervision eight branches of the Cleveland Hebrew Schools, including the Hebrew Teachers Institute for the training of Hebrew teachers; six branches of the Council Religious School; and the Jewish Teachers Institute for the training of expert teachers in the Sabbath Schools. In addition to these schools the Bureau carries on extension education.

The Bureau is a subsidiary of the Jewish Welfare Fund.