NEW YORK (Sep. 23)
A new venture in education started this month in Israel with the opening in Jerusalem of a teachers’ training center by the Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Association of Jewish Humanities Instruction in Israel, it was reported by the American Friends of the Alliance Israelite Universelle. The opening of the Institute–which was called Kerem (Vineyard)–was the result of a two-year study by an Israeli group of scholars and educators. The group came to the conclusion that wide-range reforms must be introduced in the teaching of humanities and Jewish subjects in Israeli secondary schools.
The task of the Kerem institute will be to train highly qualified teachers who will be able to help give a new impetus to the teaching of these matters. The students will receive special training in Kerem, and, at the same time, study at Hebrew University. They will be granted scholarships that will allow them to give all their time to intensive study.