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jo we graduafing add
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My dear friends :
You entered the Yeshiva at a time when the entire world was i11 flames, and you are
fortunate to graduate at a time when peace is fmally declared. But, you must bear in mind that
the Hebrew word for "peace" also means perfection, for we cannot experience a genuine sense
of peace unless we learn to become more perfect in our thinking, and in our ways of life. There
cannot be any inner peace unless we search for the improvement of our moral personalities.
As Yeshiva men, you have been instructed that peace and perfection can come only through
divine knowledge and Torah-living. Moreover, your secular learning must be in harmony with our
traditional philosophy of life. Wliatevei' you may be or do, in the future, you should remember
to abide by the mode of living and thinking as taught to you within the four walls of the Yeshiva.
I congratulate all of you, and may the Almighty guide your path.
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Dear Reader: I
Throughout the years of Talmudical Academy's existence, the Elchanite has shone forth as
the crowning achievement of each senior class. It has been the final contribution of the many classes
who worked and joked together through four long year of high school. Into its contents has gone the
cream of T..-X. talent, and with each issue the steady progress of our school can be traced.
This term's yearbook has not succeeded because of some miracle of G-d. It has come through
because of the work and sweat put into it by"a few individuals, in' an all out effort to show the world
a real accomplishment. It has been my great privilege to ,have worked with-those persons who have
put their hearts and souls intothe task in an attmpt to make our yearbook a success. A
It is, therefore, that I take this opportunity to thank those who have rendered invaluable serv-
ice in the publication of our Elchanite: t T
ARTHUR ROSENBERG -
As Associate Editor, Artie lived the Elchanite day and night. His all-around versatility in
writing, layout, and proof reading made him indispensable to the success of our magazine.
SIDNEY SCHWARTZ 'Q ' ff '
Although he played a vital role in the financial life of the Elchanite, Sid has proven himself
equally capable with his literary contributions. E
CARL ROSENBERG ' y '
Prothonotary. The dictionary meaning is chief clerk. Besides the lOl other things Carl did, this
word best describes his invaluable service. - 4 ,, ,
ALBERT MORGENSTERN A
To him we are indebted for making this Elchanite an artistic accomplishment. His magnificent
artwork can readily be seen on the cover and throughout all the book.
MISS ANNA LEDERMAN
XYe are deeply grateful for her generosity in donating time and effort to the typing of the
Elchanite. It can be truthfully said that without her aid we could not have goneito press.
MR. EMANUEL LEIBEL f A '
In his capacity as Senior Faculty advisor, Mr. Leibel has made available toiius his wise
counsel behind which there lies many years of valuable experience.
On behalf of the entire staff, it is my earnest hope that you will enjoy reading the 1946
JERRY BRICKMAN, Editor.
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jo me gracluafing i
CAM of I9 6
The class of 1946 is the twenty-eighth to complete
its high school course of studies in Talmudical Academy
since its founding in September, 1915. Since the first
graduating class in 1919, which consisted of but a mere
six students, nearly fifteen hundred young men have
gone forth from these hallowed walls to take their N-'
places alongside the hundreds of thousands graduated
from the public and private high schools in our great
metropolis in the same period of time. If it were merely
a question of numbers, there would be very little reason
to become enthusiastic about 1500 graduates from Tal-
mudical Academy as against hundreds- of thousands
from the other schools. But, fortunately, it is not quan-
tity-a mere question of numbers-that determines tlie
value of a school or measures its contribution to the
welfare of its community or its people, but rather the
quality of its graduates, their achievements after leaving
their Alma Mater. lt is precisely in this respect that
Talmudical Academy, despite its relatively small num-
ber of graduates, stands out as a beacon of shining light.
In a recent tabulation of the graduates of Talmudical Academy, the astounding facts came to
light that upwards of ninety per cent of its graduates go on to college and that nearly seventy per
cent complete their college education and obtain the baccalaureate degrees. This represents many-
fold the number from other high schools.
Another discovery gleaned from the records, and this one is of special significance to our
people, is that a large number of our boys-a little over forty per cent have gone on, either in our
Yeshiva or in other Jewish institutions of learning, to become Rabbis, teachers and administrators
in Hebrew and parochial schools. Many are in the legal professiong quite a few are teachers
and supervisors in our public elementary and high schoolsg some are physicians and dentistsg
a few are college and university instructors and professorsg a large number are in business and in
the trades. In short. the Jewish training and the point of view that these boys received in our in-
stitution have exerted a potent infiuence upon every stratum of Jewish life in America and
have served as a leaven in awakening the jewish consciousness of our brethren throughout the land.
It devolves upon you, the graduates of 19-l-6, to continue this splendid tradition and to follow
in the footsteps of your predecessors. During your four year stay in our high school you have been
trained in heart and mind in the tenets of our Torah and practices of our people. You have also
been given a thorough grounding in the rudiments of the arts and sciences in preparation for
whatever you may choose to follow. You have been taught how to live both as a good jew and
a loyal and devoted American, and it is to be hoped that your future life will reflect credit and
honor upon our people and your Alma Mater.
SHELLEY R. SAPHIRE
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