Education Parley Stresses Jewish Learning to Save Community

“We must make a holy cause out of our interest in and concern with Jewish education because it is the cause which will save us and our community,” declared Mark Eisner, former chairman of the New York City Board of Higher Education, who was reelected president of the American Association for Jewish Education at its first annual meeting here yesterday.

“The percentage of Jewish children who now receive a Jewish education is greater than ever before, the length of stay of these children in the Jewish schools has increased and the quality of instruction has been very much advanced in the last decade,” according to Eisner’s report.

Representatives of the lay and professional leadership of the bureaus of Jewish education in the larger cities of America participated in the meeting. Resolutions called for the establishment of a field service to aid Jewish local communities on education, establishment of an information service to gather and disseminate information concerning Jewish education, cooperation with the National Council for Jewish Education in conducting the annual Jewish Education Month and Week in September cooperation with the professional educational organizations in the establishment of a National Board of License for the certification of Hebrew teachers.

Officers elected are Eisner, president; Nathan H. Friedman, Boston, Louis M. Cahn, Chicago, Charles J. Rosenbloom, Pittsburgh, and Judge Louis E. Levinthal, Philadelphia, regional vice-presidents, Bernard Semel, New York, honorary secretary; Harry H. Liebovitz, treasurer, and Israel S. Chipkin, secretary.

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