Professor Albert Einstein calls upon the Jews to help break down narrow nationalism and create a spirit of internationalism through the education of their youth in a message which is to appear in the first issue of “Jewish Current Events” on October 28th, a weekly journal devoted to the Jewish youth of America. The magazine is to be published by the “Jewish Daily Bulletin.”
“Jewish Current Events” which was instituted five years ago and published by the Associated Talmud Torahs of Philadelphia will now appear in a new and enlarged form, with special added features. It has found its way into more than fifty cities, where it has been utilized by Hebrew Schools, Congregational Schools, Sunday Schools and Youth groups.
“Jewish Current Events” has been utilized in schools conducted by practically all of the Bureaus of Education throughout the country. Its educational usefulness is heartily endorsed by Jewish educators, rabbis and social workers throughout the country.
Professor Einstein states in his message: “It is important that an effort be made to interest the youth in questions and problems affecting the Jews. By devoting itself to this undertaking “Jewish Current Events” will render a service.
“This is significant not only for the future of the Jewish people who everywhere stand in need of cohesion and mutual co-operation, but even more for the cultivation of the international spirit which is everywhere menaced by narrow nationalism.
“Since the days of the Prophets there has presented itself therein one of the grandest possibilities for our people scattered as it is all over the globe and united only by a common tradition.”
A national advisory board consisting of two representatives of leading educational bodies and educators has been named.
Members of the Board include the following:
Rabbinical Assembly, Rabbi Henry M. Rosenthal and Rabbi Leon S. Lang; Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Rabbi I. L. Bril and William Weiss; United Synagogue of America, Rabbi Alter F. Landesman and Rabbi Samuel M. Cohen; Women’s League of United Synagogue of America, Mrs. Charles I. Hoffman and Mrs. Samuel Spiegal; Board of Education. Jacob S. Greenberg; Council of Young Israel and Young Israel Synagogue Organizations, Harry Bluestone and Harry G. Fromberg; National Council for Jewish Education, A. P. Schoolman, and Israel A. Abrams; Commission on Jewish Education of Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Central Conference of American Rabbis, Dr. Julius B. Maller; United Hebrew Schools, Bernard Isaacs; Bureau of Jewish Education, Ben M. Edidin; Professor Mordecai M. Kaplan; Cleveland Hebrew School and Institute, A. H. Friedland; College of Jewish Studies, Dr. Leo L. Honor; Jewish Education Association, Israel S. Chipkin; Bureau of Jewish Education, Dr. Jacob S. Golub; Jewish Welfare Board, Dr. Mordecai Soltes, with an editorial board consisting of Ben Rosen, Director of the Associated Talmud Torahs of Philadelphia and Dr. Mordecai Soltes, of the Jewish Welfare Board.
David Rudavsky, supervisor for the Bureau of Jewish Education in New York, is executive director.