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Observance of High Holy Days Made Possible for Jewish Students

August 22, 1924
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No Jewish student will this year be compelled, in a majority of American schools and colleges, to take examinations on the High Holy Days, or to lose scholastic standing because of Holy Day absences/Pledges of hearty cooperation have been received by the Tract Commission of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations from school principals and superintendents throughout the country. The Union’s Tract Commission, in accordance with an annual custom, has sent a Jewish Holy Day calendar to hundreds of educators throughout the United States, asking that they arrange their examinations so as to avoid particularly Monday, September 29 (Rosh Hashonah) and Wednesday, October 3 (Yom Kippur).

The replies to these requests for cooperation received by the Union have been whole-heartedly cooperative/ Many superintendents, principals and other heads of schools requested additional copies of the Jewish holiday calendar, so that they might distribute them among all the teachers under their jurisdiction, and thus avoid the possibility for the scheduling of any examinations for Jewish Holy Days/

The request made by the Union for New Years and the Day of Atonement has been extended by liberal minded school superintendents to cover all Jewish holidays during the scholastic year/ Many schools will give special examinations to Jewish students on dates were examinations have already been scheduled and conflict with holidays/

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