NEW YORK (Nov. 9)
A “Unified Jewish Religious Education Curriculum” to be used by Jewish chaplains in the U. S. Armed Forces in the instruction of children of Jewish military personnel has been published by the National Jewish Welfare Board Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy, it was announced here today.
The new curriculum was prepared to meet the need for religious training among the growing number of children of Jewish military personnel on duty at points remote from civilian synagogues and Jewish educational institutions. Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the JWB Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy, said that the curriculum is designed chiefly for children in primary and intermediate grades up to the age of 13. A teacher’s guide and descriptive material on all recommended texts a cited are included in the curriculum.
Copies of the curriculum will be purchased by the Army, Navy and Air Force for initial distribution to all supervisory chaplains. Individual chaplains will be authorized to buy the text materials recommended in the curriculum from the Jewish Chaplain’s Fund, and, in some cases from appropriated military funds. The Curriculum was prepared under the direction of Jewish educators in consultation with Jewish chaplains.