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Jewish Students Comprise Majority in 23 Montreal Protestant Schools

A total of 18, 842 Jewish children are attending Protestant-sponsored schools in Montreal this year, and constitute the majority of the student body in five Protestant high schools and 18 elementary schools here, the Canadian Jewish Congress reported today.

The current total Jewish population in the Protestant schools includes those of Chomedy, which are under the jurisdiction of the St. Martin Protestant School Board, since Chomedy is part of Greater Montreal. The 1,145 Jewish children enrolled in the St. Martin schools constitute 45.1 per cent of their total enrollment.

There are no non-denominational public schools in the Province of Quebec, where Montreal is situated. The Protestant and Roman Catholic churches operate all of the schools, However, a considerable number of Jewish children attend yeshivot and Hebrew day schools.