SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sep. 24)
As a result of a seven-month effort by the Community Relations Committee of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego, the public school year here did not open on the day of Yom Kippur but the next day instead.
Gary R, Cantor, CRC chairman, said the effort began last November with an unsuccessful attempt to have the administrators of the San Diego Unified School District change the opening date for this year. “We therefore took the case to our elected officials on the Board of Education who proved alert, sensitive and flexible in their approach,” Cantor said. He noted that CRC volunteers and staff conferred with Board of Education members and enlisted the aid of the San Diego Rabbinical Association in testifying before the Board at a public hearing.