There Is No Alternative to Day Schools

By Irving ("Yitz") Greenberg

Forward Association, December 11, 2009

Greenberg, former president of the Jewish Life Network and founding president of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, laments what he sees as an increasing tendency in the Jewish community to look beyond day schools in favor of less expensive educational alternatives. He argues that “only day schools offer the tools to make a mature embrace of Judaism plausible for many of our young people," and urges the Jewish community to step up its financial support for day schools and tuition-assistance in order to make day school education universally affordable and accessible.

The Forward later published 'No Alternatives to Day School': An Exchange, a collection of responses to this article.

Topic: Day Schools, Education

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Language: English

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Greenberg, Irving ("Yitz"). There Is No Alternative to Day Schools. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 11 December 2009:


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