Dr. Bernard Drachman, president of the Jewish Sabbath Alliance of America, is preparing a list of dates for the next five years upon which examinations in New York State in various professional fields could be held without violating orthodox Jewish observances, it was learned yesterday.
The list will be sent to Harlan H. Horner, Assistant Commissioner for Higher Education of the University of the State of New York, who is now engaged in a revision of the schedule for professional examinations for the next five years.
This step by Dr. Drachman follows a correspondence with Mr. Horner regarding this year’s Certified Public Accountant examinations, which, as originally scheduled were to have been held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 to 31 but were instead held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 1 to 3. Dr. Drachman protested the holding of the examination on Saturday and was told by Mr. Horner that it was unavoidable this year because of inability to get a place for the examination on the originally scheduled date.
It was in his answering letter, expressing a desire to cooperate, that Mr. Horner told Rabbi Drachman of the dates being prepared for the next five years and which prompted the Rabbi to prepare a list of available dates not in conflict with orthodox Jewry.