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A call for a conference of all Jewish organizations in the city to be held Wednesday, April 17, to make Milwaukee’s United Palestine Appeal an “all Jewish drive,” was sent out by Morris Miller, chairman of the campaign.

“With the formation of the extended Jewish Agency, Palestine is no longer a subject for debate. The issues that once may have existed, have been completely dissolved, and forces headed by Louis Marshall, Felix Warburg, Dr. Lee K. Frankel, Lord Melchett, and others, are in complete harmony as to our responsibility to Palestine.

“I, therefore, respectfully ask that your organization send two or more delegates to a conference, which I am calling. Please send such delegates as will volunteer to act as captains and will organize teams repreesnting your organization in the forthcoming campaign.

“The Milwaukee drive to raise the 1929 quota of $50,000 for the United Palestine Appeal must be an all-Jewish drive,” Mr. Miller declared. “It is not the exclusive obligation of any one part, or one section, or one element of our community. It is not a ‘Zionist’ drive. It is a Jewish drive, and as such, we must have the equal support of Reform, Conservative and Orthodox groups. I appeal to every Jew in Milwaukee able to assist, to volunteer his or her services in raising our assigned quota.”

The campaign is to be conducted here from May 5 to May 15.

Organization of a centralized Board of Jewish Education in Milwaukee, negotiations for which have been carried on among the various educational institutions in the community, has finally been perfected.

Completion of one of the most important unification projects in the local community was made at a meeting held at the Hotel Schroeder, when articles of incorporation of the new agency, which is to sponsor the work of Jewish education in Milwaukee, were adopted.

The three organizations, which combined to form the Board of Jewish Education are the Milwaukee Talmud Torah Association, Congregation Beth Israel and Temple Beth El.

It is planned by the newly created Board to bring about an amalgamation of the Talmud Torah of Beth Israel and the Milwaukee Talmud Torah. Elementary classes will be housed in the Beth Israel Educational building. Children of the higher grades will meet at the Talmud Torah building, which in addition will house the library and the Extension classes for children not ready, or able, to take the intensive Hebrew courses. The extension classes are to be conducted in English. The

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Board will also offer pedagogic and administrative aid to the Beth El Talmud Torah and Sunday School.

It is expected that there will be approximately 250 children in the classes directly maintained by the Board. Several hundred children will, in addition, receive the benefit of its general supervisory service.

For the first time there will be established a uniform course of studies for schools doing the same kind of work so that children moving from one section of the city to another may continue their studies without loss of time. The Board will also make possible considerable savings through the amalgamation of classes with small registrations, and in general will place the work of Jewish education on a sounder basis than was possible in the past.

The movement for such a unification was initiated by the Talmud Torah in 1926.

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