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American Jews Spend $10,000,000 a Year on Jewish Education; All-day Schools Are Increasing

More than $10,000,000 a year is being spent on Jewish education in the United States, it was reported here at a two-day conference on post-war planning arranged by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, and attended by professional and lay leaders from fifteen of the largest organized Jewish communities in this country and Canada.

The report was made by Israel S. Chipkin, executive director of the American Association for Jewish Education. He predicted that during the next five years there will be an increase in the number of all-day Jewish private and “parochial” schools where the pupil will receive an integrated program of Jewish and general subjects.

The conference, at which various other problems were discussed, was also addressed by Dr. E. M. Bluestone, director of Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in New York; H.L. Lurie, exedutive director of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds; I. Edwin Goldwaseer, chairman of the distributing committee of the New York Federation; Irwin Rosen, assistant to the executive vice chairman of the New York Federation; Elkan Voorsanger, executive director of the Milwaukee Jewish Welfare Funds; Isidore Sobeloff, executive director of the Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation; Dr. Maurice Hexter, executive vice chairman, New York Federation, and Harry Greenstein, executive director, Baltimore Associated Jewish Charities.

The communities represented at the CJFWF conference were Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Hartford, Kansas City, Miami, Milwaukee, New Haven, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Toronto.

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