600 Jewish Schools in New York Surveyed by Education Group

A comprehensive study of all types of Jewish schools in New York City and the metropolitan area is now being conducted by the Jewish Education Committee with the support of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. The study, which alms at improving Jewish education, affects more than 600 Jewish schools, about a half of which have already replied to a questionnaire sent out by the Committee.

To insure a prompt reply from schools which have not yet answered the questionnaire, the Jewish Education Committee has set aside the month of December for a final effort to secure these answers. The questions asked include: Jewish child distribution, distribution of pupils, qualifications and functions of teaching personnel, membership and functions of governing boards, attitude of parents, children and directors toward current school aims, and other problems.

The questionnaire was sent to 82 all-day schools, 390 weekday afternoon schools, 66 Yiddish schools and numerous Sunday schools. The last survey of Jewish education in New York was made about 15 years ago. The study led to the merger of existing central agencies to constitute the present Jewish Education Committee which subsequently received $1,000,000 from the Friedsam Foundation for an experimental program.

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