Report on November 1931 Meeting of the Agudas HaRabonim Regarding Distress in Jewish Schools in Palestine and the United States

November 1931

Article from the 11.24.1931 edition of the New York Times


Union of Orthodox Rabbis Hears Reports of Distress in Schools.

Special to The New York Times. CINCINNATI, Nov. 23.—The problem of helping Jewish institutions in Palestine through the world depression held attention of the semi-annual meeting of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis here today.

Reporting for Jewish Institutions in Jerusalem, Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum told the assembly that practically all of the schools in the Holy Land could be made self-supporting, if Jewish groups in other lands would help them market some of the art objects and utilitarian products turned out by the workshop. These, he said, were unlike anything found elsewhere.

The convention voted to report the Palestinian situation to Jewish groups in America to promote patronizing of Palestine industries.

Pictures of distress in Jewish institutions of learning in America were presented by Rabbi J. Cardon, reporting for the Chicago Hebrew Theological College; Rabbi Jacob Ruderman, dean of the Rabbinical Seminary in Cleveland, and Rabbi Eliezer Silver, newly installed Chief Rabbi of Cincinnati, speaking for Yeshiva College of New York. All said the Institutions for which they spoke were affected by the depression.

Resolutions of protest against Polish anti-Semitism were adopted by the convention.

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