NEW YORK (Aug. 4)
The American Association for Jewish Education today issued a call to Jewish parents to observe Jewish Education Month by enrolling their children in Jewish schools and by seeing to it that schooling continues beyond the elementary years into a period of later adolescence. Jewish Education Month starts September 6th.
The Association also urged that during Jewish Education Month special attention be given to the problem of the shortage of good teachers for Jewish schools. The parents were reminded that they had a deep responsibility in helping to solve this problem.
“At a special national conference held in Washington at the call of the Association, a program was drafted to improve the professional status and working conditions of today’s teachers and to attract new and competent young people into the Jewish teaching profession. These plans demand the participation of every Jewish parent and every person in the community concerned with the future of American Jewish life.” the call of the AAJE stressed.