Conservative Movement Urges Increased Funds for Jewish Education

The United Synagogue of America, the congregational organization of the Conservative movement, called on the nation’s Jewish federations and welfare funds today to increase their allocations for Jewish education. In a resolution adopted at the closing session of the organization’s biennia’ convention, the delegates said that some federation allocations for Jewish education were “totally inadequate.” The resolution said that the responsibility for maintaining Jewish education “must be shared by the total Jewish community.”

“In another resolution, the convention called on constituent congregations to work for the establishment of procedures to further the observance of the dietary laws by the congregations, their affiliated organizations and their memberships. The resolution noted what it described as “widespread violations of Rashrut” under existing methods of supervision.

In an address before the convention, Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, warned of repetition in other cities of the recent riots which took place in the Watts section of Los Angeles “unless there is a change in the spiritual outlook of the whole nation” along the lines of prophetic Judaism.

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