NEW YORK (May. 27)
The first educational institute on a national scale designed to raise the level of Jewish Sunday school teaching will be launched in August by the Brandeis Youth Foundation, it was reported here tonight by Abraham Goodman, president of the Eastern Division of the Foundation, which trains American Jewish youth for Jewish communal leadership.
Speaking before 800 guests at the annual scholarship dinner of the Foundation, Mr. Goodman said that the new institute has been set up in response to “a steady stream of requests over the past few years to our Foundation for better-trained Sunday school teachers and counselors.” The institute will be held annually at the Brandeis Camp at Santa Susana, Calif., one of three maintained by the Foundation.
Disclosing that more than 3,200 Jewish youth had received camp institute training, Mr. Goodman revealed results of a survey of 1952 graduates. He reported that 94 percent were affiliated with some Jewish organization in their home communities, and that more than half were either officers or chairmen of working committees in such organizations.
Another highlight of the dinner was the presentation of scrolls of merit to Louis Levine of Boston, president of the Foundation; Harry Levine of Leominster, Mass., a national vice-president; Deway D. Stone of Brockton, Mass., chairman of the board; Mr. and Mrs. Goodman, and Mrs. Miriam Freund, national vice-president, for outstanding service.