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A Census of Jewish Day Schools in the United States: 2003-2004

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): AviChai Foundation

Author(s): Marvin Schick

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Demography; Jewish Education; Religious Denominations; Enrollment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author presents data on Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Community day schools in the United States. He compares enrollment profiles to data from a 1998-99 study to determine trends. He finds that overall enrollment has increased, with the vast majority enrolled in Orthodox schools. Additionally, there are a large number of small schools with fewer than 100 students. New York has the largest number of day schools of any state.