Jewish Federations Approve Plan for Survey of Jewish Education; Urge Increased Aid

Increased financial support to the American Association for Jewish Education to help meet the problem of Jewish education in the United States was urged on welfare funds by the Large City Budgeting Conference, composed of representatives of the 12 major welfare funds of the country.

Stressing the importance of Jewish education to the community, the Conference, in a resolution adopted at its session here, declared that the present budget of the resection “is not adequate for the conduct to effective operation in this field, even on minimum level. ” The association is now working on a budget of $134,000 and seeks yearly increases to a goal of $329,000 to be obtained in 1954. It seeks to raise its budget for 1951 to $181,500 for this year to expand its field service.

The L.C.D.C. also approved the association plan to sponsor a survey of Jewish education in the United States. “We view this project with great interest and shall seek and welcome all opportunities for consultations between welfare fund and A.A.J.E. representatives, so that the views of community representatives may be made available to the A.A.J.E. at all states in the development of the survey, ” the resolution adopted by the L.C.B.C. says.

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