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Opening of School Term Postponed Because of Rosh Hashanah

The Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland has deferred from Sept. 10 to Sept. 14 the opening of the fall school term so as to avoid conflict with Rosh Hashanah, which starts on Sept. 10.

The original date fixed for the reopening of school was Sept. 10. After the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington called the clash with the holiday to its attention, the Board changed the opening date. About 1,500 Jewish children, it is estimated, attend the Montgomery County schools.