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First Metropolitan Student Conference on Judaic Studies Scheduled

The first inter-college student conference on Judaic studies is being called jointly by the Department of Judaic Studies and the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation at Brooklyn College. Student leaders from all the campuses in the metropolitan area have been invited by Murray Wexle, Hilliel Foundation alumnus, and Ely Braun, assistant to the faculty coordinator to meet on Dec. 24 to lay plans for a more intensive promotion and cultivation of Judaic Studies at the various institutions of higher education in the New York area. “The growth of Judaic Studies,” stated Wexler and Braun, “have been among the most exciting innovations on the educational horizon. Unfortunately, however, there has been little exchange to date between the students so that they might learn from each others mistakes as well as achievements.” Three goals have therefore been set for the conference: To share a factual information with each other; to exchange experiences in the area of structure, curriculum, administrative channels and strategy; and to lay plans for the formation of a Standing Committee on Judaic Studies in the metropolitan area.

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