BRANDEIS, Calif. (Dec. 6)
The “educational excellence” of the Brandeis Institute here, which was founded 25 years ago to provide a summer leadership training program for Jewish college students, was acclaimed by Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey and Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, head of the U. S. Mission to the United Nations, in messages sent to the Institute in connection with its silver anniversary year, it was reported here today.
Vice-President Humphrey said that the Institute “demonstrates the educational excellence which was so much a part of the heartfelt creed” of the late Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis in honor of whom the Institute has been named. Ambassador Goldberg lauded the Brandeis Institute as a “pioneering undertaking in education and community leadership.”
The college program was started in New Hampshire but has been operating for the past 18 years at a 2,200 acre site at Brandeis, Calif., in the Simi Valley, 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. About 6,000 college students from the United States and Canada have participated in the continuing summer college program. In addition the Institute’s activities have been broadened to provide a year-round adult program designed to make Judaism meaningful in their lives. It also operates a summer recreational camp with Jewish content for children 8 to 16 years of age.