ESTES PARK, Colorado (Jun. 24)
Opposition to released-time in public schools as well as to plan, to teach religion in classrooms was expressed here today at the annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in a report submitted by the organization’s Committee on Church and State.
The Committee on Religious Law urged support of the practice of deeding eyes to eye banks after death in order to restore the sight of blind persons. The Committee emphasized in its report to the convention that “the authorized removal of eyes of a deceased person in order to restore sight to the blind is not an act of mutilation, which la forbidden, but an act of healing.?
In other rulings, the Committee discouraged use of carillons in synagogues since they are so closely identified with churches, and frowned on the Idea of conducting Bar Mitzvah ceremonies on Sunday afternoons.
The plan for the integration of the Cincinnati and New York campuses of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion was explained today at the convention by Dr. Nelson Glueck, president of the institution for the training of Reform rabbis. He asked support for the experimental plan by which students will study in the first two years in. Cincinnati and New York, the next three years in Cincinnati, and do practical work In New York after ordination.