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 seeing a loss of students.

From the L.A. Times:

At Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, increasing numbers of cash-strapped families are asking for financial assistance or more time to pay tuition.

Trustees at Yeshivat Yavneh in Hancock Park are setting aside additional funds for financial aid even as some families consider home schooling.

In Orange County, Morasha Jewish Day School lost 15 financially ailing families over the summer and will close after this term.

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