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“jewish Teachers Day” Observed Throughout U.S. for First Time

Jewish communities throughout the United States joined today in the observance of the first Jewish Teachers Day, an annual event proclaimed by the American Association For Jewish Education as a key aspect of the celebration of Jewish Education Month which begins Tuesday.

The annual observance of Jewish Teachers Day will take place during the week of Lag B’Omer, historically “the scholar’s holiday.” The country-wide observance will culminate at the Fourth National Conference on Jewish Education June 3-5 here. A “Teacher of the Year” will be named at the conference.

More than 700 Jewish religious schools in the Greater New York area will join in the activities, setting aside one day of the coming week for honoring the Jewish teacher.