The Conservative movement’s Solomon Schechter day schools are considering a more flexible admissions policy. The 76 Schechter schools currently admit only children who are Jewish according to halachah, or Jewish law; or those with non-Jewish mothers, provided the students agree to convert within one year of admission. At the national convention of the Solomon Schechter Day School Association, which concluded Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla., delegates considered a draft that would extend the time limit for a student to convert.
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