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Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service Holds First Commencement Exercises

Ten graduate were awarded certificates from the Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service at the first graduation exercise of the new institution held today. The graduates completed a fifteen months course of study for administrators and executives which included nine months of supervised field placements.

The Training Bureau was established last year under the sponsorship of a group of national and local Jewish welfare organizations. The certificates were presented to the graduates by Dr. Kurt Peiser of Philadelphia, executive vice-president of the Philadelphia Federation of Jewish Charities, who was elected chairman of the Training Bureau’s executive committee at a meeting immediately following the graduation exercise. Other speakers at the first graduation were Bernard Pepinsky of Cincinnati, president of the Training Bureau; and Dr. Salo W. Baron, Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Institutions at Columbia University, who is a member of the faculty of the Training Bureau.

Dr. Peiser, in presenting the certificates to the graduates, said that they are the forerunners of a group of Jewish social welfare workers who will be prepared at the Training Bureau for service “in communities throughout the United States which are looking for better administrative results and a finer Jewish orientation of the personnel of its Jewish federations and Social welfare agencies.”

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