Dr. Emanuel Gamoran, for 36 years director of the Commission on Jewish Education of Reform Judaism, died at his home today of a heart attack. He was born in Belz, Russia, in 1895, and came to the United States in 1907.
A pioneer in the field of Jewish education, Dr. Gamoran was responsible for revolutionizing the curricula and techniques of Jewish education. His innovations set the pattern for religious school educational approaches in Reform Jewish congregations of the Western hemisphere.
At the time of his death, Dr. Gamoran was educational advisor to the Commission on Jewish Education, a joint body representing the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union of American Hebrew Congregation, central congregational body of Reform Judaism.
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