Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service Holds First Commencement Exercises
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Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service Holds First Commencement Exercises

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Ten graduate were awarded certificates from the Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service at the first graduation exercise of the new institution held today. The graduates completed a fifteen months course of study for administrators and executives which included nine months of supervised field placements.

The Training Bureau was established last year under the sponsorship of a group of national and local Jewish welfare organizations. The certificates were presented to the graduates by Dr. Kurt Peiser of Philadelphia, executive vice-president of the Philadelphia Federation of Jewish Charities, who was elected chairman of the Training Bureau’s executive committee at a meeting immediately following the graduation exercise. Other speakers at the first graduation were Bernard Pepinsky of Cincinnati, president of the Training Bureau; and Dr. Salo W. Baron, Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Institutions at Columbia University, who is a member of the faculty of the Training Bureau.

Dr. Peiser, in presenting the certificates to the graduates, said that they are the forerunners of a group of Jewish social welfare workers who will be prepared at the Training Bureau for service “in communities throughout the United States which are looking for better administrative results and a finer Jewish orientation of the personnel of its Jewish federations and Social welfare agencies.”

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