Source: Orthodox Union
The Orthodox Union recently announced recipients of “Day School Affordability” challenge grants for seven projects nationwide, with the objective of developing “innovative and replicable solutions to address day school affordability.” The grants, part of a $150,000 OU initiative to confront the affordability issue, were announced on the concluding day of a two-day “Summit on the Affordability of Jewish Education” arranged by the OU to stimulate discussion and planning on dealing with this critical issue in Orthodox life.
The summit, held in suburban Woodcliff Lake, NJ, and arranged by the OU’s Institute for Public Affairs | Jewish Political Affairs, brought together an invited group of 150 lay and professional day school leaders, communal rabbis, foundation, Jewish federation and other community leaders who are affiliated with more than 80 institutions primarily across the spectrum of Orthodoxy.
As a reflection of the national impact of the issue, applications for the grants were received from across the country, from communities large and small. The recipients of the grants come from Brooklyn, NY; Denver, CO; North Miami Beach and Hollywood, FL; Bergenfield, NJ; Pittsburgh and Scranton, PA.
For more details about the grant recipient projects, see the OU website.