New York (Oct. 23)
A call to a conference to consider the need for a University of Judaism to train leaders and workers for the Jewish community in the United States and encourage research into all aspects of Jewish life was issued here today by Judge Simon H. Rifkind, Mrs. Felix Warburg and Alan M. Stroock, all of whom are members of the board of directors of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
The one day convention which is to meet here on Nov. 10, is being arranged by the Seminary in cooperation with the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue. A major event of the meeting will be the conferring of the Solomon Schechter award on an outstanding American in recognition of service to American Jewry.
Scheduled for consideration at the session is the question of how to equip American Jews for the spiritual leadership once held by now virtually extinct European communities. Plans for the conference include survey of the extent of damage to Jewish cultural and spiritual institutions on the Continent.