Two percent of the total of the Jewish child population of elementary school age in the city of New York attend Jewish parochial schools, commonly known as Yeshivahs, it was disclosed in a report issued by the United Yeshivah Chest, a federation of Jewish parochial schools in the metropolitan area. The report, made public by Judge Max S. Levine of the Court of General Sessions, president of the organization, gives registration figures for the ten schools affiliated with the Chest.
The school year opened in the Jewish parochial schools last Monday simultaneously with the New York public school system. More than 5,000 pupils were registered in the following schools: Yeshivah of Boro Park, Yeshivah Torah V’Duth, Yeshivah Chaim Berlin, Yeshivah Torath Emeth, Yeshivah of Flatbush, Yeshivah Solomon Kluger, Yeshivah Tifereth Jerusalem, Yeshivah Rabbi Jacob Joseph, Yeshivah d’Harlem, Yeshivah d’Bronx.
This constitutes 2% of the Jewish child population of elementary school age in New York, which numbers about 250,000. The percentage rises, however, in relation to the number of Jewish children in the city who receive a systematized Jewish religious training in other than parochial schools. A recent survey made by a citizens’ committee of the Jewish educational system in New York showed that approximately 70,000 Jewish children are enrolled in the 410 Jewish afternoon and Sunday schools of various types.