Community Leaders Express Concern over Jewish Education in U.S.

Concern over the small proportion of boys and girls of high school age who are receiving a Jewish education on the secondary level following completion of an elementary school course, was voiced here today by leaders at the 14th annual conference of the American Association for Jewish Education.

Reporting on the status of Jewish education in their respective communities, the speakers stated that unless possibilities for continuity in Jewish education increase, much of the progress which has been achieved, will be placed in jeopardy. The conference is attended by representatives from 29 communities in various parts of the country.

The conference adopted a resolution to call upon Jewish communities of America to lend their moral and financial support for the proper continual of the National Study of Jewish Education, which was launched on January 4, 1953. Harry Starr of New York and Samuel H. Daroff of Philadelphia were re-elected president and chairman of the board of governors of the AAJE, respectively. Michael A. Stavitsky of Newark and Senator Herbert H. Lehman were re-elected honorary presidents.

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