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Fifty Percent of Jewish Children of School Age in Canada Receive No Jewish Education

Over half of the Jewish children of school age in Canada receive no Jewish education, according to a preliminary report of a survey prepared by the research bureau of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Throughout Canada, the report shows, 14,074 children of school age, of a total of 27,400 receive no Jewish education — or 51.4 percent. The breakdown of the statistics in the report shows that of the 27,400 total, 48.6 percent or 13,326 receive a Jewish education, attending either week-day afternoon classes (7,560 or 27.6 percent), all-day schools (3,486 or 12.7 percent), or Sunday schools (2,280 or 8.3 percent).