A Parent Looks at Jewish Education:
The Younger Generation Is Only Half the Problem
As a father I should be pleased with our religious school, and as a member of the Board of Education of our Reform temple I should be proud of it.
Every week, from October to May, three hundred children give up their Sunday morning’s leisure to a modern program of Jewish activities directed by a modern Jewish educator. Bible stories are not merely told, they are acted out. Crayons, drawing, and songbooks are tools of learning, as in other progressive schools. Holidays occasion plays, assemblies, festivals. In the upper grades, Jewish history, Jewish contributions to civilization, Jewish activities and social problems in America receive attention. These various strands of learning are finally woven together by the rabbi in preparation for confirmation, when the adolescents face the problems of religion and Jewish ethics.
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