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The establishment of formal Torah education for women across the Orthodox spectrum certainly qualifies as one of the most significant changes in Jewish education in recent memory. Today, the notion that Orthodox girls and young women receive a school-based Torah education is completely commonplace. Less than one hundred years ago, it was virtually nonexistent. Much of this is related to the creation and growth of the Beit Ya’akov school system in Poland in the years between the two World Wars. Beit Ya’akov’s influence is most obvious in today’s Haredi sector, which identifies itself as heirs to that legacy, but the movement’s impact on the Modern Orthodox sector is no less profound. Despite the importance of Beit Ya’akov in the history of Orthodoxy and Jewish education, there is much that we do not know about its founding, growth, and development.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2015
Some 80 percent of Jewish day school students in the United States come from the Orthodox sector, but the research on the meaning and impact of Jewish education, even day school education itself, focuses primarily (though not exclusively) on people and institutions that are not a part of it. But new research at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli School of Jewish Education is changing the picture.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
In order to overcome the problems caused by the almost complete lack of systematic data-based research on theconditions of Orthodox education in North America, ATID has asked leading Orthodox educators to help clarify a future agenda for Orthodox education in North America, challenging them to articulate research agendas and educational strategies that will serve schools into the future. The resulting symposium, edited by Dr. Yoel Finkelman, has now been published by ATID with some of its contents made available on the ATID website
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008