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World Presidium of Council on Jewish Education to Meet in New York

December 1, 1965
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The critical shortage of qualified Jewish teachers and other major problems facing Jewish education throughout the world will be evaluated here at a meeting to be held by the world presidium of the Provisional World Council on Jewish Education, to be held in New York, December 6, it was announced today by Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein, coordinator of the World Presidium. Other subjects on the agenda, Rabbi Lookstein said, will be the lack of suitable instructional materials, and approval of final plans for a permanent World Council on Jewish Education, to be composed of regional constituent organizations.

A plan for the establishment of the World Council on Jewish Education was adopted at a meeting in Geneva, last August, under the chairmanship of Dr. Nahum Goldmann. Since last summer, members of the presidium have been active in organizing regional sections. At the December 6 meeting here, Dr. Lookstein said, more than 40 Jewish educational experts will attend, representing communities in the United States, Canada and Israel.

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