22 Friday, September 4, 1981
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
New Challenges Facing JewiikEducatiar -in- Ariterican ,
since 1948 like the Six-Day
tally unfair, however, when
War, the Yom Kippur War
he draws conclusions from a
very limited experience in , and Parshat Uganda.
Morebver, this awareness,
NEW YORK — It has be-
schooling and characterizes has been motivated by the
come a habit in America to
all of Jewish education as a frightening statistics of in-
disaster area in American
termarriage and 'disaffec-
tion, and the desperate
To be sure, there's much search of many Jews for
room for improvement in Jewish identity.
Jewish education, just as
Jewish educators have a
there is a need to upgrade great opportunity and re-
Jewish center work, Jewish sponsibility in this area.
child care and Jewish fam- Our challenge here is to be
ily service. But, it has been actively involved in main-
fashionable to criticize taining and increasing the
Jewish education, and not level of communal aware-
the other services, at first, ness about the importance
simply because Jewish edu- of Jewish education; to edu-
cation was too Jewish, and cate communal leadership
now, because it is most concerning the needs and
closely related to the prob- potential of Jewish educe.;
lems of Jewish survival.
tion; to help develop new
With all the disaffection and effective lay leadership;
and alienation, it is easiest to assume leadeiship roles
to blame the Jewish school
in our respective com-
and Jewish educator.
munities; send to help design
Discover the real meaning of Selection, Great
It is fair to state that plans for increased support.
Value and Convenience at the "shop-by-
Jewish education has
On the whole, in terms
telephone" service that guarantees prompt
been 'neglected by the of professionalism and
Jewish community, par- status, the Jewish educa-
delivery of the Finest Brand Name Kosher
ticularly by Jewish tion profession has made
Food Products available in New York.
communal leadership. significant advances dur-
That's right, with one "collect call" you and
Jewish education has not ing the last several de-
your friends will enjoy "Co-op Buying Power"
been a status activity.in cades. There are more
that really Fights Inflation, eliminates
the Jewish community. teachers with better
One need only look at our training and more super-
"retail-store mark-ups" and takes the strain
federations and welfare visors•with administra-
off your food budget.
funds, and even at our tive expertise.
Order whatever you want our popular
synagogues to under-
Teachers' salaries are
priced 999 u: glatt beef and veal (trimmed,
score the almost axioma- relatively much higher
portion-controlled and individually vacuumed-
tic truth of this remark!
than they were 50 years ago
!Yet, it is also true that when NCJE was formed.
packaged), 9S9's famous N.Y. delicatessen...
during the last 10years The salary level of full-time
plus, of course, a complete line of Co kosher
there has developed among principals — particularly in
products (including cheeses, pOultry, etc) that
the lay leadership of the the day schools — and of
aren't available at your local store. If it's not on
community a central agency personnel
our list, ask for it! Act Now... Save Time...
greater awareness of the has significantly improved
Save Money ...
need and importance of to the point where it com-
Jewish education than ever pares fayorably 'with the
before. In a real sense, this earning power of their coun-
increasing awareness is the terparts in public educa-
cumulative effect of the im- tion.
pact of the Holocaust, the
Yet, on balance, most
Mon. thru Thurs. between 10 A.M. - Noon & 2-4 P.M.
problems of Soviet Jewry, educational personnel are'
still underpaid, have no
state of Israel, and historic economic security, and no
cessnaren a AGING LaTUNI IS, V.
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military victories by Israel appreciable social status.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • rie •
The Hebrew teaching pro-
fession is not a competitive
vocation and does not at-
tract, nor can it compete for
the- best available young
Jewish talent. There are no
real growth opportunities
for bright young educa-
tional practitioners. The
disparity between the
salaries of teachers and
• Drapery cleaning when properly done is an art, we at CUSTOM
• DRAPERY CLEANERS practice most diligently, in our never • principals
and increasing. And yet,
• • ending quest to improve our service to you by seeking better so: many principals have no te-
nure and serve often at the
• systems and methods.
whim and even mercy, of
• Don't take good drapery cleaning for granted. We at CUSTOM • • formed lay leaders. yet unin-
The challenge here calls
• •• DRAPERY CLEANERS make good cleaning happen.
out to the Jewish commu-
nity to make possible th
• DRAPERIES • BEDSPREADS • BLANKETS
• . necessary upgrading o
Jewish education profess
(Cleaned or Laundered)
with all the financial, so-
WINDOW SHADES LAMPSHADES PILLOWS
cial, educational and corn-
VENETIAN BLINDS (Cleaned, retaped & re-corded)
to this proc-
If you're moving we can remake and re-install
ess is the provision of
liti‘V c gOW. your existing draperies to fit another window or
scholarships and fellow-
ships for continued
study, ample oppor-
tunities for professional
I We Remove & Install I
and a system of
graded salaries and
the status of the Jewish
educator necessitates the
Suburban Call Collect •
development of im-
• "All that the name implies:-
VISA & MASTERCHARGE - • proved channels of com-
DR. ALVIN SCHIFF
Board of Jewish Education
of Greater New York
criticize education, both
public and private. Charles
Silberman may be right
about the American school
not being exciting. He's to-
and SAVE at the
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IMMO rt 54
We Take The Worry Out Of
educatora and lay lead; Showif that the Jewish reli-
ers and the establishment gious behavior of parents
of mutual respect for -involved in parallel, educe-
each other's roles in the. , tion programs for two or
Jewish community. more years has been
"Jewish education must be strengthened. Such pro-
considered as a dynamic • grams must be made an in-
process which responds to .tegral part of the total
ever-widening needs. It is school.programming. . .
apparent, however, that " - . -TO" assure the effec-
tiveness _of the family
Jewish education has been
environmental support is
crucial. This support is
best provided via effec-
•The challenge here is to tive learning experiences
provide intensive family
during weekends, vaca-
education, a challenge
tion periods and holi-
which destroys the notion
that Jewish education
Among other things, edu-
should be primarily child- cation is a force for con-
oriented. This challenge tinuity and unity.
demands that we must first Americ a, with the growing
convince parents and chil- ideological differentiation
dren concerning the credi- of the affiliated Jewish
bility of Jewish life.
community, the cohesive
One way to reach parents force of Jewish education is
is through parallel educe- endangered by the ideologi-
tion programs beginning cal indoctrination which
with enrollment in nursery frequently takes place at
school. Experience has the expense of Klal Yisrael.
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