Ideals of Youth Needed Today, Parley is Told
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Ideals of Youth Needed Today, Parley is Told

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“A changing world requires the idealism and critical attitudes of youth,” said Harry L. Glucksman, executive director of the National Jewish Welfare Board, addressing 200 delegates at the Westchester County Youth Convention held under the auspices of the Metropolitan League of Jewish Community Associations at Yonkers Jewish Community Center.

Gluckman emphasized the need for preparing youths to participate in civic and communal affairs and pointed to the fallacy of maintaining a “patronizing air toward younger members of the community.”


“The handicaps which Jewish youth have, in addition to those borne by others, can be met with the fortification of inner resources flowing from traditional Jewish idealism,” he said.

Frederick Phillips of Mount Vernon presided. A panel discussion of “Youth Participation in Jewish Centers” was led by Ezekiel J. Londow, field secretary of the Metropolitan League. Others taking part in the discussion were Mrs. Anne Kahn Segal and Morris Block of New Rochelle, Anita Wise and Martin Nagelberg of Mount Vernon, Ruth Lichtenstein of White Plains, George Greenwald and William Hoffman of Yonkers, and Mildred Panton and Milton Miller of Port Chester.

The conference appointed a committee to study plans for a permanent county youth organization.

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