The first meeting of the National Advisory Board of Jewish Current Events, Jewish youth weekly, published by the Jewish Daily Bulletin, was held on Sunday afternoon at the Central Jewish Institute.
The first issue of the publication under the Jewish Daily Bulletin appeared on Friday and was warmly commended by the meeting.
Those who attended the session included Dr. Maurice J. Karpf, director of the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work; A. P. Schoolman, director of the Central Jewish Institute; Mrs. Robert Weil and Mrs. Abraham H. Arons, representing the National Council of Jewish Women; Dr. Harold Kohn, Jewish communal worker; Judah Lapson, director of the League of Jewish Youth; Rabbi Henry Rosenthal of the 92nd Street Y.M.H.A.; Louis Kraft, of the Jewish Welfare Board; David J. Galter, editor of Jewish Current Events and David Rudavsky, executive director. Jacob Landau presided.
A number of suggestions to render the publication more comprehensive were made by the speakers.
Mr. Schoolman called Jewish Current Events the most significant single subject in the school curriculum.
“It is a tremendous educational instrument toward making our education functional. I am impressed by the form and content of Jewish Current Events. It is dramatic without being sensational,” Mr. Schoolman stated.
Dr. Karpf deplored the lack of sympathy toward and understanding of Jewish news by Jewish youth. He expressed the hope that the youth weekly would prove an instrument for stimulating interest in Jewish current happenings.
Mrs. Weil expressed the belief that it would be desirable to bring Jewish Current Events to the notice of the parents as well as of the children.
The advisory board decided to hold a national current events contest in line with the suggestion made by Rabbi Leon S. Lang of Newark.