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The number of Jewish children in Jewish schools in the UK has almost doubled since the mid-1990s, rising from 16,700 then to over 30,000 now, while the number of Jewish schools has jumped from 62 to 139 over the same period. This report is the first in a series of studies being produced by the new partnership between the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, cooperating on the collection, analysis and publication of key community statistics. The results of the study show that the majority of the 30,900 Jewish children studying in Jewish schools in 2014/15 were in haredi schools (17,500, or 57%), whilst the remainder (13,400, or 43%) were in mainstream schools. Twenty years ago, the equivalent proportions were 45% strictly Orthodox, 55% mainstream. The shifting balance provides further evidence of the changing composition of the British Jewish community.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2016
JData.com is a groundbreaking online database offering Jewish educators across North America unprecedented high-quality, reliable, and practical information. Sponsored by the Jim Joseph Foundation and operated by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, JData allows educational organizations to enter their data into a standardized profile form and to easily produce reports and analyses based on both their own organizations' data and the aggregated data of comparable organizations across North America. This previously inaccessible information can be used in planning, communications, public relations, and recruitment.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2010
The AVI CHAI Foundation recently published a summary of key findings from the 2008-09 Census of Jewish Day Schools in the United States. Commissioned by AVI CHAI, this third census was conducted by Dr. Marvin Schick. The statistics in this summary include grade by grade enrollments for every Jewish day school in the Unites States.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2009