Problems of Jewish Education Discussed at New York Conference

The status of Jewish education in New York City was examined here yesterday at the second Greater New York Assembly on Jewish Education called by the Jewish Education Committee of New York and attended by some 1,800 delegates representing 100 Jewish groups and 600 Jewish schools affiliated with the committee.

The conference was called by the education committee and cooperating schools, communal agencies, fraternal orders and religious bodies to; consider the status of Jewish education in the city in respect to personnel, methods, contents and costs; arouse the Jewish community of this city to the problems and needs of Jewish education for children and adults; and acquaint the Jewish community with the achievements and purposes of the Jewish Education Committee.

Dr. Abraham A. Neumann, president of the Dropsie College of Hebrew and Cognate Learning of Philadelphia, told the conference that the American Jewish community should be proud of its achievements and its freedoms and should also do its utmost to acquaint Jewish children with “the heritage of a people that could not be destroyed.” Dr. Jacob Greenberg, Associate Superintendent of Schools of New York City, reported that nearly twice the proportion of Jewish children in the suburbs attended Jewish schools as children in the city proper. The delegates adopted a resolution thanking the school, authorities of the city and state for offering courses in Hebrew.

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