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  • 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 ▸

  • Speaking of day school trouble

    A link to this video from the principal of my alma mater, Beth Tfiloh Community Day School in Baltimore, was waiting for me in my inbox when I got to the office this morning. Beth Tfiloh has always been a very well-funded school, and it is connected to one of the wealthiest congregations in Baltimore,… More ▸

  • Foundation and cartoonist throw down the gauntlet before funders’ parley

    I’m heading down to St. Petersburg, Florida, during the wee hours of Sunday morning for the annual conference of the Jewish Funders Network, a gathering that brings together philanthropists and foundations. A couple of things are sure to be hot topics while I’m down there. First, Eli Valley’s latest cartoon in the Forward: “Social Entrepreneurs… More ▸

  • OU floats idea for emergency fund for day schools

    The Orthodox Union is considering creating an emergency fund to help cash-strapped day schools and yeshivas. The OU on Tuesday night floated the idea of collecting a pool of money to help day schools that are in dire financial need at a meeting of representatives from Orthodox schools. It convened the meeting at its Manhattan… More ▸