Source: Jerusalem Post
Ben Hartman writes about the opening this week of a new public pluralistic school in Ra'anana, which will fill a glaring need in the city's education scene. In April 2008, the Education Ministry approved the opening of a TALI school in Ra’anana after two years of petitioning by parents. On September 20, 2010, the cornerstone for the Frankel School’s building was laid, this week it opened its doors to 257 students from the first to sixth grades.
Principal Yigal Ariha said the school had been founded for families “who didn’t see themselves as religious but wanted to give their kids a Jewish education.” He said the students received weekly Jewish studies classes and celebrated the Jewish holidays throughout the year.
From the TALI School Network Website:
TALI (Hebrew acronym for “enriched Jewish Studies”) network of schools provides a pluralistic Jewish Studies program to tens of thousands of schoolchildren in 188 public schools and pre-schools throughout Israel.
TALI offers the middle-way in Israel for Jewish education, tradition and the awakening of Jewish identity. Established in 1976, TALI has been sponsored since 1987 by the TALI Education Fund (TEF) which is authorized by Israel’s Ministry of Education to provide educational guidance and resources to all TALI schools.
See the entire story in the Jerusalem Post.