By NATHAN ZIPRIN
Editor, Seven Arts Feature Syndicate
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What will happen to the Jewish educational system in
America if there is no checking of the trend among Jewish
teachers to seek other and probably more lucrative pastures?
An important Jewish educator told this writer that the dearth
of Hebrew Teachers is so serious that many schools are calling
in retired men whose competence was questionable - when they
first entered the teaching field and whose long absence has
surely rendered them incompetent now. It was his opinion that
if the problem of training teachers for the Jewish young is not
met at once by bold and imaginative action the problem will
cease to exist altogether within a decade. He - said the issue
was too important. to be. handled by local or even national
FATE HAS PLAYED a heavy
Jewish educational bodies alone. If a program is to be developed
for the training of teachers with a view to long-range educa- hand in the togetherness of life-
tional planning, he told this writer, it must be tackled by the long friends, Henry Baskin, son
Jewish community as a whole and not on a peripheral basis. of Gladys and Max Baskin, and
He said the worst aspect of the Jewish educational system is Sheldon Otis, son of Marian and
fragmentation, in leadership, in personnel, in objective, in the late Don Otis . . . Both were
perspective and in purpose.. He did not advocate a monolithic kindergarten students together at
educational structure in the Jewish community, but he felt that Roosevelt Elementary, where
if there -was agreement on values among those in the forefront each was co-captain of the safety
patrol . . . Then
of Jewish educational endeavors the problem would yield to Intermediate
solution. If there is no agreement on the - broader purpose of
Jewish education education for survival—the American Jewish cers of their DeMolay chapter
community within a decade will be witnessing a tragic decline . . . While at Durfee, Hank play-
in Jewish schools and their replacement by wholly inadequate ed second base and Sheldon cov-
Sunday schools whose teachers, he said, at best must be drawn ered third sack on their Billy
from inexpert ranks. Should that happen, he went on, our_ Rogell League baseball cham-
pionship- team . . . _Central High
so-called cultural facade will crack beyond -repair.
This is a sombre picture but on the whole a correct one. found them together again . .
Jewish education in America is going downstream and a leader- Hank had one of the leads in the
ship that is devoutly concerned with the problem of Jewish senior play -of which Sheldon was
survival stands baffled, as if paralyzed by the enormity of the business manager . : . At Wayne
task: Why? It seems to this corner that our Jewish community is U., Hank was presid •
confused by the multiplicity of values with which it must cope- 1955 graduati
and that Jewish education is the victim of this incapacity to don was v
weigh the relative importance of values. It is of course axiomatic attend'
that the major part of the Jewish philanthropic dollar go for as
selors at esh Air Camp
Israel and Newish succor abroad, Nit beyond that, it would
. Then o to preparatory
seem, there is no cause to which education should be made to .chooling for
e. same profes-
play second, fiddle.
sion . . . attending Wayne Law
School together where both e
editors of t
U.S. Jewish Families Want Fewest Childr
and WayneL •
PRINCETON, N. J. - (JTA)—; four or five children an Pro- After
All American religiouS groups testants want three_ Jewis fam- went
are participating in a postwar ilies, however, want no
ford O'Sullivan a
population boom but Jewish than two children.
Sheldon followed pace by
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families want the least number
the same position
of children, a new population U.S. Census Shows Lower
. The two
study reported this week.
Birthrate Among Jews
went into i •
al law -prac-
2._ ' deemed that they
NEW YORK, (JTA)—Eric
Dr. Philip G. Sagi, Princeton
the Rosenthal; associate professor shou d continue their together-
e- of sociology and anthropology ness and they have formed the
ligio • of
- merican fa
y at Queens College, in an analysis law firm of Baskin and Otis.
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er predictor of e of the findings of the United
c plet- attitude toward plan •- d States Census Bureau, said that
TURN ABOUT FACE . .. De-
renthood and desire for il- children under 18 made up 27.7 troiter Ron Alexander sang and
cio-econo is s us. percent_ of Roman Catholics, danced - in "Leave It To Jane" at
I di- 26.7 percent of White Protest- the Vanguard- . . . and the week
which ants and 22.2 percent- of Ameri- following at Northlnd Playhouse
s, accord- can Jews.
Reporting on the : findings in Ihe played the straight role of a
to e find'
reporter interviewing Mae West
s Catholics want the 1961 American Jewish Year in "Sextette.'
Book, Prof. • Rosenthal said this
meant that JeWish fertility was
80.1 percent of Catholic fertility
ALMOST AS- PROUD as Fritzie
and 83.1 percent of Protestant and Harry Paull, whose daughter,
Nancy,- celebrated her Sweet 16
at a gala shindig, last week, were
the mothers and fathers who
2 U.S. Jewish Choirs
Score Success in Israel came by Springel's to watch the
TEL' AVIV, (JTA ) — Hun- first public appearance together'
dreds of singers from various of their musician sons; calling
parts of the world are partici- themselves the "Epics", and mak-
pating in the fourth Zimriya, ing the group's debut at Nancy's
Israel's international choir fes- party . . . The four boys have
been matching their rhythms to-
Particularly well received by gether since February . . . Alan
the audience were two London Vasco, 16, son of Ruth and Irving
cAti e At
choirs — the Zemel and the Vasco, is on trumpet, David 0\77
•t h a n Ordet'
Male Choir — the Jewish Fes- erton, 16, son of Evelyn and
tival Choir of Los Angeles and Oscar Overton, is drummer man,
r995 1 3— "ITERk4;6'
United Jewish Choir of Dennis Gorelick, 16, son .of Rose
New York. Other participating and Sam Gorelick, strums the
or Cb rn,
choirs were from Switzerland, guitar, and Martin Kosins, 15, son
Finland, Denmark, Yugoslavia, of Ann and Beh Kosins, tickles
the piano ivories . . . All are
France and Italy.
members of DeMolay Mosaic
So mth a
See Page 6 for Coupon Chapter.
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