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Between packing school lunches, orthodontist appointments, tennis practices and juggling two different school pickups for her 15- and 8-year-olds, Lauren Train appreciates knowing that the cost of private Jewish high school won’t weigh quite as heavy come September. In March, Train learned that her son’s tuition at The Anne & Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (TanenbaumCHAT) will cost them about $10,000 less next year (all currency is in Canadian dollars), thanks to philanthropic giving through the United Jewish Appeal Federation of the Greater Toronto Area.
Updated: May. 03, 2017
Toronto's Jewish education system stands out as a model at a time when communities across North America are struggling to keep quality Jewish education affordable during tough economic times. More than half of all Jewish children in Toronto receive some form of Jewish instruction at day schools or in supplementary classes. One of the main reasons for this high enrollment rate is that UJA Federation of Greater Toronto allocates $13 million annually for day school education in Toronto, $10 million of which goes to direct subsidies. Roughly one-third of all children in Toronto's Jewish system are subsidized.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2009