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Gamoran, Emanuel


GAMORAN, EMANUEL (1895–1962), U.S. educator. Born in Belz, Russia, he was taken to the U.S. in 1907. From 1917 to 1921 Gamoran was associated with the New York Bureau of Jewish Education, becoming in 1923 the educational director of the Commission of Jewish Education of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, a post he held until his death. He was also president of the National Council for Jewish Education in 1927–28. Under Gamoran's direction, the Reform Commission on Jewish Education produced numerous textbooks and curricula for its affiliated schools, and pioneered the use of audiovisual aids in Jewish education. Gamoran wrote Changing Conceptions in Jewish Education (1924) as well as graded textbooks for Jewish schools and many articles on Jewish education.


Jewish Education, 34 (1964), 67–86 (several articles in honor of Gamoran).

[Leon H. Spotts]

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