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schools conducted by various congregations throughout the city.

“Supervision of fifteen Sunday schools conducted by various Conservative and Reform congregations.

“Advisory help to those in charge of various Sunday and daily schools, and the furnishing of teachers for such schools.

“The development of an educational system, text books, materials, etc.

“The substitution of American, College-trained educators as teachers for the old type of European trained or untrained teachers.

“A Hebrew High School, and extension work for adolescents and adults.

“A College of Jewish Studies for the training of teachers and advanced work, as well as extension work given by the college in co-operation with the University College of the University of Chicago.

“This work reaches over 8,000 children and youth.

“Several times there have been serious discussions with respect to the proper sums that might be spent for this work and with respect to the propriety of its continuance as an enterprise supported by the Jewish Charities. Of late, this discussion has been accentuated in the Board of the Jewish Charities, and a committee has reviewed various reports on the subject of Jewish education.

“The Board of Jewish Education desires to act justly toward the development of a Jewish educational effort and at the same time justly toward all the other projects supported by The Jewish Charities. Our committee feels that it will be enlightening to ascertain how the contributors to The Jewish Chrities feel about the inclusion of the Board of Jewish Education as a regular beneficiary organization. We ask your independent judgment upon these two questions.

“(1) Shall The Jewish Charities continue the support of the Board of Jewish Education along the present lines, with the understanding that every effort should be made to budget the Board of Jewish Education along the lines of highest efficiency and utmost economy, or

“(2) Shall the Jewish Charities discontinue the support of Jewish Education, the understanding being that ample notice will be given to the Board of Jewish Education so that it might attempt to find other sources of support ?”

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