Washington, D. C. (May. 5)
A bureau of research to conduct a study of all problems facing Jewish students in colleges and universities throughout America will be established by B’nai B’rith in the near future, it was decided at the opening meeting of the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation Commission here. The meeting was held on the eve of B’nai B’rith’s 14th Quinquennial Convention, which began today.
The bureau will investigate all campus problems as they relate to Jewish students. It will make a thorough study of the numbers of Jewish students in the various universities, their vocational trends, their status on the campus, their chief problems, etc.
The Bureau will be the first of its kind to function on a national scale in America.
The Commission passed a resolution to establish a National Hillel Day annually throughout the country. It will take place on the first Saturday or Sunday following Purim, which usually occurs during March.
The National Hillel Office is now cooperating with Jewish groups on 100 campuses throughout the United States it was disclosed at the meeting.
Alfred M. Cohen of Cincinnati, president of B’nai B’rith and chairman of the Hillel Foundation Commission, presided. Other members of the commission who were present were Dr. I. M. Rubinow, secretary of B’nai B’rith; Dr. Sachar; Rabbis Edward L. Israel of Baltimore, James G. Heller of Cincinnati, Louis L. Mann of Chicago, Fred Bernstein of Chicago, Edgar C. Levey of San Francisco, and Dr. Philip Seman of Chicago.