NEW YORK (Jun. 29)
The Herzliah Hebrew Teachers Institute-Jewish Teachers Seminary awarded Hebrew and Yiddish teacher diplomas and baccalaureate degrees to 19 students last week. The commencement exercises marked the second year of the merger of the two institutions–each 50 years old. The institution, the only Yiddish-Hebrew teacher training college in America, also conferred honorary degrees on poet Aaron Zeitlin, for contributions to Yiddish and Hebrew literature, and Abraham Goodman, “for lifelong leadership in the cause of Zionist and Jewish education,”
The graduates, who will serve in the United States and Canada and teach in schools of the three branches of Judaism, completed a four-year course of study which included Yiddish as an integral part of the mandatory curriculum. Dr. Gershon Winer, dean announced 15 new scholarships.