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J. D. B. News Letter

January 20, 1933
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however, to point out that the teachers have not been left entirely without funds, having received salary from time to time as the financial condition of Talmud Torah warranted. During the last twelve months, the teachers have received salary for nine full months. They were behind two months’ salary at the beginning of the year. This accounts for salary now due for five months.

“The leaders of Talmud Torah have placed a great deal of hope and reliance in the Vaad Ho’Ir as a source of additional income. The new Administration of the Vaad Ho’Ir seems to have utilized every effort to obtain an income for Talmud Torah but has failed so far because of the obdurate attitude of a certain element in the Vaad Ho’Ir. Being denied this source of revenue, our financial situation became even more desperate.

“The 1,400 children whom we are educating in seven schools in the various parts of the Community are the innocent victims in the entire situation. The sad condition of the teachers and the action which they were compelled to take deprives this vast number of our children of their right to a Jewish education, having to go about idly at a time when they should be receiving the valuable teachings of our Torah and the traditions of our ancestors. The Jewish Community cannot afford to forsake our children who are the guarantee for a Jewish future nor to neglect the Jewish teachers who are devoting their entire energy to the Jewish education of our young.

“The Directors have done all within their power to keep the Institution going to date. If they have failed to do more, it is because the Jewish Community has failed to do its share!”

The local Jewish press lays the blame for the situation at the feet of the Shochetim whose “avarice threatens to disrupt the work of the Jewish Community Council which was created for the purpose of subsidizing Hebrew Education.”

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