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268 Orthodox Jewish Day Schools Reported Functioning in U.S.

There are now 268 Orthodox-oriented Jewish day schools functioning in the United States, Samuel C. Feuerstein of Malden, Mass., president of Torah Umesorah, a society for such schools, reported tonight at the organization’s annual dinner. Twenty-two new Hebrew day schools, including 14 primary grade schools, were opened in September for the current academic year, he said.

Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky, national director of Torah Umesorah, reported that every city in the United States with a Jewish community of at least 10,000–with three exceptions–now has a Jewish day school. He listed the exceptions as Kansas City, Dallas and St. Paul, noting that the latter’s twin city, Minneapolis, does have such a school. He also reported that there were now 15 communities in the United States with Jewish populations of 1,000 to 5,000 which also have Jewish day schools.

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