Hillel Summer Institute Hears Judaism Extolled As Everlasting Faith

Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld national director of the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations, told 200 student leaders gathered at Camp B’nai B’rith here today that while “isms come and go…our faith lives on forever.” his address opened the 1955 Hillel Summer Institute, attended by student leaders from colleges and universities in all parts of the United States and Canada.

Rabbi Lelyveld said that attempts to find a specific system of government or economic in Judaism are futile, but added that “Judaism does, however, preserve for us the criteria by which we may criticize and remold society. The twin values of respect for the sanctity of the individual and concern for the rights and needs of all men abide while systems pass.”

Each of the students attending the Institute for leadership training was chosen by one of the Hillel Foundations. At the sessions, they take part in discussions and workshops on faith worship study, Jewish values and the role of student leadership on campus and in the community The Summer Institute, a project of the National Friends of Hillel. will close Sept, 8.

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