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The AVI CHAI Foundation has released the 2018–2019 census of Jewish day school enrollment in the United States. Conducted at five year intervals, this census represents the fifth and final AVI CHAI census report. This report presents enrollment data for the 2018-19 school year, as well as analysis of the major trends and changes in the Day School world since 1998.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
The British Government Has Stopped Persecuting Jewish Religious Schools. Now Those Schools Should Take Stock of Their Own Shortcomings
In the UK, most ultra-Orthodox schools operate as public institutions and are therefore subjected to frequent scrutiny by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). Recently this has caused particular friction because these schools refuse to comply with requirements that they teach elementary-school students about homosexuality, transgenderism, and so forth. Ḥaredi schools have received frequent surprise inspections during which students were asked invasive questions about sex and “lifestyle choices,” to the consternation of teachers, parents, and administrators. Thus British Ḥaredim are understandably relieved that OFSTED ruled last month that their elementary schools would no longer be under pressure to teach about same-sex marriage.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
The Israeli academic year for higher education will start with remote learning only, the Committee of University Heads in Israel announced on Tuesday, on the assumption that the lockdown restrictions will continue even after the holiday period. The committee added that later in the semester, the institutions will examine the possibility of returning students to campus, depending on the national infection rates.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2020
This report shares findings from interviews with students and educators conducted between January 2017 and June 2018. The student interviews were conducted with current high school students from three Jewish day schools. Additionally, educators in a wider range of Jewish day schools were interviewed. While the material below focuses primarily on the students’ perspectives, we use the interviews with educators to add more dimension to our portrait of the teaching and learning of rabbinics at the high school level. The interviews with teachers provide texture and context for the student accounts and help enrich our understanding of how Talmud is presented in Jewish day school classrooms.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2020