New Jewish Student Youth Movement Launched Here
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New Jewish Student Youth Movement Launched Here

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The League of the Jewish Youth, sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education of New York, held its first membership rally and entertainment last week, at the Theresa Kaufmann Auditorium of the new Y. M. H. A.

This rally marked the launching of the League as a new movement of the Jewish student youth of New York. For the present the benefits of this organization will be extended to those enrolled in the Hebrew secondary schools, as well as the older students of the more progressive Hebrew schools of New York. Later, it is hoped the movement will extend to include the entire Jewish student population.

Judah Lapson, for many years an active leader in Jewish youth movements in this country and now director of the league, addressed the rally and outlined the aims of the league as follows:

“The League of the Jewish Youth aims to become the bridge between the growing new generation and the greater Jewish community in all its phases of organized endeavor. The League will aim to inculcate in its members a spirit of Jewish mindedness and a realization of the role they are destined to play in building up the life of our people. The League requires its members to continue the study and absorption of an ever-increasing knowledge of the Jewish people, its history and its aspirations for the future.”

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