NEW YORK (Jan. 14)
A decided trend toward closer working relationships between professionals engaged in Jewish Community Center work and those employed in the field of Jewish education was noted at a national three-day Joint Institute for Jewish Educators and Jewish Center Workers, held here under the auspices of four national Jewish organizations.
The institute attracted nearly 100 executive directors of Jewish Community Centers, directors of bureaus of Jewish education, principals of Jewish schools and other professionals in the field of Jewish Center work and Jewish education from all over the country. The gathering was an outgrowth of a 21-point statement of principles which had been adopted by the National Jewish Welfare Board and the American Association for Jewish Education, two of the institute’s sponsors. The other two sponsoring organizations were the National Association of Jewish Center Workers and the National Council for Jewish Education.
The statement of principles, which was considered by participants, recognizes the common objectives of Jewish Community Center work and Jewish education and outlines a specific program for converting these principles into action. Speakers at the Institute emphasized that just as Jewish education needs Jewish Center work to complement and round out its services to the Jewish individual, so does Jewish Center work need Jewish education in a similar give-and-take relationship.