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Affording Jewish Day School
Lori Almost Live

Affording Jewish Day School

What a difference free Jewish day school education would make.


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Visitor Comments: 41

(41) Nehama, March 7, 2012 9:29 AM

Made Aliyah for this reason

I made Aliyah 6 months ago with 4 kids and Jewish education was top reason. It is free in Israel and my kids love it here. It is not easy but I can't homeschool.

(40) Anonymous, March 6, 2011 12:14 AM

The solution is YES (Yelid Education Saving) - VOTE NOW!

(39) SusanE, December 1, 2010 5:18 AM

How Expensive is Jewish Schooling?

Perhaps I don't know how expensive Jewish Schools are. Surely it's not just the rich kids who can go to Jewish School. My husband and I were middle class earning about $38,000. a year. In the fifth grade we sent our daughter to private Catholic school. We paid a higher amount because we were non-Catholic. Uniforms and books were a bit pricey. We paid about double our house payment and I volunteered at school fund raisers every month at the church. She attended 4 years. My daughter was in classes with very wealthy children and with very poor children. Catholic families with several children were given discounts. I'm afraid I assumed that the costs would be similar. Would Jewish School be more expensive than a Catholic school? I am sorry if I offended.

(38) Anonymous, November 7, 2010 4:36 AM

They are our future...the Australian experience proves it,,,,

Very interesting Lori's comments. Here in Melbourne Australia ~50% almost of all Jewish kids go to Jewish Day Schools. In Sydney it's about ~40%. In Perth it's about ~50%. (In the smaller communities like Adelaide they struggle with their day schools.) The reality is until Moshiach comes may he come ASAP NOW the Jews of Australia aren't going to make aliyah ( albeit 10% of Australia's Jews are already in Aretz....) so if you Heaven forbid want to alienate Jewish people of the next generation don't offer Chas VaChaliila subsidies like in Australia. Federal and State Government is offerred to these Jewish schools but it covers about ~30%. It sounds quite strange to just say aliyah when at present for the majority aren't considering it....and evry Jewish kids needs some sort of Chinuch The Australian experience has shown that lower intermarriage rates happen when Jewish education is taken seriously and Jewish kids in the Gola learn Jewish subjects Torah etc. As a parent it is very challenging financially we have 5 kids in Jewish schools but as my friends tell me think of it as an investment! A blue chip investment albeit sometimes a long term one that does pay great returns often in later years.

(37) Fran, November 7, 2010 3:06 AM

Stop Funding Jewish Museums!

Philanthropists spend millions to fund Holocaust museums and now the new one in Phildelphia, a museum about the American Jewish community. If we don't fund Jewish Education, all that will be left of us in the country will be the museums!

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