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American Jewish Youth Organizations Plan Leadership Training

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Sixteen national Jewish youth organizations took steps to develop the best possible leadership within their own ranks and adopted a series of recommendations toward that end at a day-long parley, the first of its kind, called by the National Jewish Youth Conference, an organization sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board.

The parley, attended by 69 representatives of these organizations, decided to plan a national leadership training seminar for club leaders of the organizations; develop a listing of people competent to lead training courses; compile a set of standards so that organizations might evaluate their programs and publications; prepare a program calendar showing significant Jewish dates and listing program materials for observing such events.

The conference was arranged to give delegates an opportunity to learn more about the activities of the various Jewish youth organizations and to discuss common interests which might lead to common activities and planning. In order to get a broad picture of the organizations in the field, the delegates heard a panel presentation on the philosophy, purposes and programs of each.

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