New York Theatre Men Back Jewish Education Plan
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New York Theatre Men Back Jewish Education Plan

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Jews prominent in the theatrical life of America are to lend their backing as a group to the movement sponsored by the Jewish Education Association of placing “10000 children in religious schools this fall.”

Every branch of the industry including management, actors, the motion pictures and music publishers, will be represented by their leading men on committees now being organized.

Joseph Leblang is in charge of the organization of the theatres. Among those who have promised their aid are Sam H. Harris, Archie Selsyn, L. Lawrence Weber, A. H. Woods, Al Jolson, Louis Mann, Barney Klawans, William Fox, Louis Bernstein.

“We don’t care what particular from of the Jewish religion is benefited, whether orthodox, semi-orthodox or reform,” says a statement issued by Mr. Leblang. “We are simply interested that our children receive some Jewish education.”

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