An Arbor Day educational dinner and conference, conducted under the auspices of the Bureau of Jewish Education and attended by principals and teachers of more than 100 Hebrew schools and Congregational. schools of Greater New York, was held Sunday evening at the Jewish Theological Seminary, 122nd Street and Broadway.
Dr. Samuel Benderly director of the Bureau of Jewish Education, was master of ceremonies at the dinner, the first of its kind ever held in New York. In his address Dr. Benderly discussed the “new deal” of Jewish education in which the teacher will prosper. “A period of optimism is on its way.” he said.
Following the opening address, Judah Lapson, director of the league of Jewish Educaton, was introduced. Mr. Lapson stressed the need of creating a youth. He pointed out that the activities of the League of Jewish Youth durig the school year and the work of Hebrew summer camps are steps towards the building up of Jewish environment.
The importance of graduation classes as a stabilizing element in the Congregational schools of New York was described by David Rudavshy, principal of the Florence Marshall Hebrew High School. He reported that much progress along those lines were made during the past three years.