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Orthodox Leader Urges ‘crash Program’ to Retain Loyalties of College Students

Rabbi Zev Segal, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, an Orthodox body, called today upon Orthodox Jewry to launch a “crash” program on college campuses to retain the loyalties and participation in Jewish life of the young people. He proposed a mass effort directed towards the campus, which would include strengthening of Jewish agencies currently working on the campus; establishment by congregations near campuses of centers for the students; efforts by congregations to give young people a greater voice and role in the conduct of congregational affairs; frequent student “dialogues” with Jewish religious leaders and a program of publications to present Jewish ideals in the “language of today’s intellectual community.”