Spring Glen, N.Y. (Jun. 23)
Declaring that the college campus is “the disaster area” for mixed marriages and assimilation, the president of the Rabbinical Council of America announced a major move today to reach out to college groups and offer them advice and support to strengthen Jewish life in the universities. Rabbi Sol Roth told the 45th national convention that the Rabbinical Council would sponsor “Yavneh,” a college campus organization comprised of Orthodox Jewish young people. Yavneh has its headquarters in New York City.
Rabbis at the convention were called on by Rabbi Roth to visit college campuses in their areas to meet with Yavneh on action programs. Each region of the Rabbinical Council will organize an advisory board to consult with Yavneh “to direct our attention to the intolerable erosion of the Jewish community through mixed marriages whose proportion is exploding at an unacceptable rate of 40 to 50 percent,” Rabbi Roth said.