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Survey Shows Men’s Clubs Leaders Bypass Dietary Laws Outside Homes


A recent survey of officers of Men’s Clubs in Conservative congregations reported here today, shows that a greater percentage observe the dietary laws at home than on the outside. The survey also indicated that their attendance at Sabbath services “is still lagging.” These were some of the statistics reported at the 35th annual convention of the National Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs by Arthur Bruckman, of New York, a past president. The results ware based in responses to a questionnaire sent to presidents of each of the 343 men’s clubs and brotherhoods in the Federation, and to the rabbis of their congregations.

One statistic cited was that officers in 80 percent of the clubs were able to recite prayer services in Hebrew. However, in only 32 per cent of the clubs do officers hold some kind of Sabbath observance at home, and in only 23 percent of the clubs do the officers attend at least one adult education course, the survey showed.

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