PEJE awards $1 million in school grants

The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education will award grants to 33 day schools totaling $1 million, the organization announced Tuesday.

Recipients of the organization’s 2007-2008 Challenge Grants will receive between $16,000 and $95,000 each to help with various stages of development.

The recipients include elementary, middle and high schools.

“The Challenge Grant program is a major PEJE initiative to help Jewish day schools increase enrollment through vital assessment and coaching to attain the highest standards of academic excellence for Jewish and general studies,” PEJE’s executive director, Rabbi Josh Elkin, said. “Since the grants program began ten years ago, we have seen significant growth in enrollment which is a tremendous accomplishment for the day school movement and the families it serves.”

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