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Guide on Jewish Education Issued; Lists Educational Objectives

A blueprint to guide Jewish educators and Jewish Community Center workers in carrying out their common objectives of Jewish education for all age groups was published today for the purpose of establishing day-to-day working relationships between the fields of Jewish education and Jewish Community Center work.

The guide was published by the Joint Committee of the American Association for Jewish Education and the National Jewish Welfare Board. This committee, headed by Judge Samuel Mellitz of Bridgeport, Conn., is an outgrowth of a two-day conference convened in November, 1945 by JWB and the AAJE, in cooperation with the National Council for Jewish Education and the National Association of Jewish Center Workers. This conference formulated the first of the series of recommendations, dealing with common objectives and areas of cooperation in the fields of Jewish education and Jewish Community Center work.

Since the adoption of this statement in 1946 cooperation between the two fields has grown rapidly through out the country. To encourage this cooperative relationship, the Joint Committee developed a supplementary series of recommendations in seven specific areas: 1. Jewish school and Jewish Community Centers; 2. Day and country camps; 3. Jewish education for youth; 4. Personnel in the Jewish Community Center and Jewish education fields; 5. New Jewish education and Jewish Community Center buildings; 6. Program materials; and 7. Interpretation of Jewish education and Jewish Community Center work.

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