Problem of Jewish Education Provokes Anxious Attention in Poland

The problem of fitting Jewish education into an already overladen curriculum of general subjects again was the subject of anxious attention today from Jewish leaders in Poland as the new school term began.

Folkstimme, the Yiddish-language newspaper, asserted editorially that the youth clubs maintained by the Jewish Social and Cultural Association “must share a great part of the task of Jewish education.”

The newspaper said that it was in such clubs that Jewish boys and girls should be taught to write and speak Yiddish, Jewish music, Jewish history and other subjects connected with the Jewish heritage, adding that there was no other way to impart this knowledge to Jewish youth in Poland.

Meanwhile it was announced that Folkstimme, which is published by the Jewish Social and Cultural Association, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn. The Association proclaimed a “Month of the Jewish Press” for the period from October 21 to November 21 for the occasion.

During this month there will be a series of meetings between the editors and contributors of the Folkstimme and its readers. There will also be a special celebration gathering at the headquarters of the Union of Journalists and a number of provincial meetings. The Association also announced that a plenary session will be held here on October 8. The main item on its agenda will be Jewish youth activities.

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