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Convention of Conservative Rabbis Appeals for Jewish All-day Schools

May 24, 1962
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The American Jewish Community today was called upon by the Conservative Rabbinate to make available all presently unused facilities in synagogues and community centers for the growing network of day schools of all denominations.

Rabbi Theodore Friedman, vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly which is in convention here, declared: “It would be a great crime for the American Jewish community to divert its funds for new buildings as day schools emerge since there are thousands of classrooms available in our synagogues and centers that are only being used for late afternoon and evening activities.”

Rabbi Friedman noted with concern that many existing day schools are presently housed in crowded inadequate quarters and that “the opening of additional day schools, with many children waiting to attend them, is being delayed by a critical classroom shortage.”

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