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A Statement on Jewish Education: Texts and Responses

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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Jack Wertheimer

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education financing, facilities, and equipment)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Fundraising/Philanthropy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Most Jewish leaders want to find ways of directing more financial resources to Jewish educational programs because they recognize it as a sphere of Jewish communal life critical to the vitality, let alone future viability, of the American Jewish community. The question is how? If we are truly serious about day school education, the organized Jewish community must reconsider the role of government funding.