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To Go or Not To Go: Perceptions of Jewish Day Schools Among Non-Orthodox Parents in Manhattan and Long Island

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Publication Date: December 2008

Author(s): Boaz Mourad; Amelia Sandell; Carl Persson; Rachel Cooper

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Schools)

Keywords: Education; Demography; Day schools; Religious denominations

Type: Report

Coverage: New York

Abstract:

This study is a market survey that investigates the willingness of Jewish non-Orthodox parents in Manhattan and on Long Island to send their children to Jewish day school. It seeks to understand the psychological and social factors that influence parents' decisions. The Manhattan parent population is grouped into three broad groups: sustainers, explorers and peripherals. The Long Island population is classified into progressives, devotees, laissez-faires and detached strivers.