A Census of Jewish Supplementary Schools in the United States: 2006-2007

By Jack Wertheimer

AVI CHAI Foundation, August 2008

The author presents data on supplementary schools for Jewish education including religious schools, Hebrew schools, and congregational schools. Findings include: supplementary schools enroll the majority of students receiving a Jewish education; students are clustered in the grades leading up to Bar/Bat Mitzvah; enrollment differs greatly depending on denominational affiliation of the school; overall, enrollment is small; a large number of schools have altered their hours of instruction in recent years; the numbers of class meeting hours vary greatly by grade level; and, slightly more than half the schools offer Shabbat programming.

Topic: Part-Time (Supplementary) Schools, Education, Sunday Schools, Hebrew Schools, Enrollment, Religious Denominations

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Wertheimer, Jack. A Census of Jewish Supplementary Schools in the United States: 2006-2007. AVI CHAI Foundation. August 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3529


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