DETROIT (Nov. 16)
The combined operating budgets of 41 central agencies for Jewish education in the United States, in 1959-60, totaled $6,000,000, Isaac Toubin, executive director of the American Association for Jewish Education, reported here to the regional meeting of the association’s board of governors. Of the $6,000,000 total, Mr. Toubin said, 67 percent was covered by local Federation allocations.
Philip Lown, president of the association, announced the appointment of three fellows to conduct experimental action-research in the Jewish religious schools. This work is a major project of the National Curriculum Research Institute, directed by Dr. Judah Pilch.
The three fellows are Dr. Meir Ben-Horin, associate professor of education, and chairman of the School of Education at Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, Philadelphia; Dr. Gerhard Lang, lecturer in the Graduate School of Paterson State College, Wayne, N.J.; and Rabbi Zechariah Dershowitz, a candidate for the Ph. D. degree at New York University. The three were granted, respectively, the Frank Cohen, Philip W. Lown and Philip Klutznick fellowships.