NEW YORK (Oct. 6)
A “Jewish Sesame Street”–that is the goal of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education in sponsoring a weekly educational radio program for Jewish children. To be produced by Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht. NCFJE executive vice president, the children’s show will be broadcast over WEVD. both AM and FM. every Saturday night from 9:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. The series, which started last Saturday, will continue through the fall and winter. According to Rabbi Hecht, the new show will feature story-telling, music, and participation by Jewish boys and girls of all ages. Guests from the fields of both religion and entertainment will also appear. “Our objective is to reach the thousands of Jewish children who presently have no affiliation with a house of worship or religious school. “Rabbi Hecht said. “We want to try to make them aware of the heritage of their religion, its culture, laws, customs, music and arts.” The stories told on the show will be selected from Jewish and Chasidic folklore. The music will range from traditional music to Israeli folk songs. There will also be special programs tied in with Jewish holidays.