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  • D.C day school receives $5 million gift

    An anonymous donor has given a $5 million challenge gift to the Jewish Primary Day School in Washington. The gift, which was announced last week, will go to rennovating the school’s facilities and scholarships. Here’s the press release: DC JEWISH DAY SCHOOL RECEIVES $5M CHALLENGE GIFT  The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital,… More ▸

  • More on financial woes at day schools and synagogues

    The Jerusalem Post has a bit more on the fate of day schools. While several schools have closed, others are looking for creative ways to survive. NEW YORK – As schools across America opened their doors for the new academic year this month, in a corner of Orange County, California, the Morasha Jewish Day School… More ▸

  • Avi Chai produces new data on day schools

    The Avi Chai Foundation released the preliminary key findings of its 2008-09 census of American Jewish day schools. Among the findings of the survey conducted by Marvin Schick: There were 228,174 students enrolled in day schools, an 11 percent increase from 2003-04. Orthodox day school enrollment continues to grow: Over the past decade, enrollment in… More ▸

  • Crawling out from under the rock of day-school tuition

    "Now that the economy has crumbled and a critical mass of people are newly broke and worried, I am inspired to “out” myself as a committed Jew who has spent the past quarter century being broke and worried, forced into a state of financial struggle and work-related stress due to the high cost (and high-priced… More ▸

  • Miami Herald: Ben Gamla school is flourishing

    When I was looking into a story about the quandry that the Orthodox community was in when it comes to charter schools – essentially the schools could offer a cheaper alternative to day schools, but the Orthodox community is scared stiff about the government having any control over curricula at their schools and a fear… More ▸

  • Live at noon, the truth about day school boards

    Yeshiva University has conducted a survey of presidents of day school boards of trustees. What it found is pretty disturbing — essentially the vast majority of presidents of day schools feel that their boards are underperforming and that is a contributor to their schools’ financial difficulties. The information is embargoed until noon, but you can… More ▸

  • L.A. Times: Day schools in L.A. are in trouble

    Jewish day schools in Los Angeles are in financial trouble, the L.A. Times is reporting. According to the story, there are some 10,000 Jewish kids in L.A. day schools, and about 40 percent of them receive some sort of financial aid. That number is expected to grow dramatically next year, and some schools already are… More ▸

  • L.A. Jewish Journal op-ed: This is why day schools are important

    This Op-Ed, from Rabbi Mitchel Malkus a board member of the Solomon Schechter Day School Association, in the L.A. Jewish Journal is worth a read… In these disconcerting economic times, Jewish organizations and foundations across the United States have responded quickly with an influx of financial assistance to support Jewish day schools. Although there has… More ▸