More All-day Jewish Secondary Schools Planned by U.S. Religious Groups

The Jewish all-day school movement, which has created nearly 300 primary schools in the United States during the past 25 years, will concentrate its efforts in the next 25 years on the creation of additional all-day secondary schools to provide maximum high school facilities for its primary school graduates, a Jewish expert on the movement stated here tonight.

The statement was made by Dr. Isidor Margolis, executive vice-president of the National Council for Toran Education, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the council. The event was celebrated at a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel here attended by more than 1,000 supporters of the Hebrew Day school movement. The National Council for Toran Education is the education arm of the Religious Zionists of America.

The dinner guests also heard an address by Dr. Zorach Warhaftig, Israel’s Minister for Religious Affairs, who reported that Jewish religious life in Israel had been strengthened in recent years despite the struggle between Israeli Jews who observe Jewish religious tradition and those of a secular, nationalistic orientation. The dinner was also the occasion for conferring the Chief Rabbi Herzog Gold Medal Torah Scholarship Award on a group of American Jews in recognition of their services to traditional Jewish education.

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