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Philadelphia Jewish Federation Announces Policy on All-day Schools

A resolution stating that the Philadelphia Jewish community will only support that portion of the Jewish all-day school’s budget which pays for Jewish education, but not for that portion which underwrites general education, was announced here by the Federation of Jewish Agencies. The vote precluding support of secular education in the Jewish all-day school came after months of study by a special committee.

The resolution, adopted by a majority, reads: “Cognizant of its responsibility for the support and encouragement of Jewish education, and in view of the position of all-day schools in American Jewish life, the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia recognizes the right of these schools to its support for the sectarian aspects of their work. At the same time, Federation does not recognize the right to communal support, directly or indirectly, for the secular aspects of these schools.”