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Far-reaching improvements in Jewish educational practices, embracing most modern teaching methods such as the Dalton Plan and the use of up-to-date visual aids, were advocated here this weekend at a conference of Hebrew teachers and leading Jewish educators from the United States, Israel and 10 European countries. The conference was held near here, at Wengen, and was preliminary to a broader conference to be held in Paris in October.

The Wengen meeting was convened by Stanley Abrahamovitch, director of education for the American Joint Distribution Committee, and Dr. Azriel Eisenberg, director of the Jewish Education Committee of New York.

Among the newer methods suggested for introduction into Jewish educational systems are the use of film strips and films, as well as the use of newer, more attractive textbooks. Participants in the conference also discussed the shortage of Jewish teachers and the need for inducing more young men and women to enter the field of Jewish education as teachers.

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