NEW YORK (Jul. 25)
The American Association for Jewish Education announced today that the first national conference on Jewish education will be held at the end of October in New York City. The Association issued a call to all organizations throughout the country interested in Jewish education to send delegates to this conference.
Emphasizing that the conference will chart the future of American Jewish education, the announcement said that the purpose of the parley is to consider the present condition and the future possibilities of Jewish education for American Jewish communities as well as to work out a cooperative program of education which will establish the educative instruments of the Jewish community as “truly effective agencies in transmitting and developing the entire heritage of Jewish culture and ideals to the generations.”
The conference will also seek a consensus regarding the personnel, methods, content, and costs of the Jewish school, whatever its form. The American Association for Jewish Education is a union of Jewish groups and individuals of all shades of belief and opinion, who actively hold in common the conviction that education and its improvement is a community’s reason for existence and its surest instrument of survival and growth.