Reform Jews Announce Plan for Adult Education; Will Use Films

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations has established a Department of Adult Education and Teacher Training for members of the organization’s Reform synagogues in the United States and Canada, Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, President, announced today.

He said Dr. Chaim Essrog would head the new department which will be part of the UAHC Division of Education. The goal of the new department, he said, would be to “help make every adult member of our congregations become an informed, Jewishly literate and positively committed Jew.”

The program of the new department will include expansion of present Colleges of Jewish Studies in Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles to other major cities, as well as annual teacher training institutes in all UAHC regions, and correspondence courses to reach outlying Jewish communities.

Creation of a mobile synagogue to service remote cities, use of closed circuit television and development of a film library of TV kinescopes and motion pictures as an extension of the UAHC audio-visual aid program also will be part of the adult education program.

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