Harrisburg, Pa. (Oct. 5)
Jewish survival depends on our being united with our fellow Jews, declared Dr. Philip R. Goldstein of New York City, director of campaigns for the Jewish Welfare Board, at the opening of the $22,570 United Jewish Community Campaign here.
Dr. Goldstein emphasized the important place of the Jewish Comunity Center in the life of the community.
“The leisure time caused by technological dislocation and the continued period of unemployment is given adequate attention by the Center which is the mainspring of the United Jewish Community,” he said. “The cultural program gives the member a proper understanding of Jewish values and an appreciation of his people and his heritage. It makes Jewish life more meaningful, more articulate and more harmonious.”
A. M. Feinerman of New York City, newly elected principal of Harrisburg Hebrew School, outlined the progressive methods of education that he will introduce into the curriculum of the school.
“The standards of Jewish education must keep abreast of the latest developments in educational theory and practice,” he asserted.
Samuel Brenner, chairman of the campaign, announced that one-half of the quota already has been raised and that judging by the reports of the campaign workers, the full amount will be subscribed.
Gustav Kaplan, who initiated the United Jewish Community plan, and is the president of the organization, stated that the other communities will emulate the example of Harrisburg and establish similar plans.
Paul Goldblatt, executive director of the Jewish Community Center, stressed the fact that the United Jewish Community is past the experimental stage and intensive campaigns no longer will be necessary in the future.