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B’nai B’rith President Urges Adult Study for 50, 000 Jewish Parents

A goal of one parent enrolled in adult study for every ten youngsters attending Hebrew school was advocated today by B’nai B’rith president Label A. Katz. “The net effect would be a tremendous qualitative jump in our Hebrew schools, ” Mr.Katz told 400 persons at a luncheon meeting of the Pittsburgh council of B’nai B’rith. “The ratio would give the Jewish community its missing ingredient–an educated Jaity–to accelerate Jewish education beyond its present elementary stages,”

The B’nai B’rith leader once again, as he has in public addresses the past several months, hammered at the theme that Jewish education “is treated negligently and haphazardly in Jewish communal life.” The greatest impetus to improved educational standards, Mr. Katz said, would be “workable programs of adult study that can recapture 50, 000 parents of the so-called ‘lost generation’ that is now nostalgically loyal to Judaism without a mature understanding of it. “

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