Money Matters: Incentives and Obstacles to Jewish Day School Enrollment in the United States


Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher: Bar-Ilan University; Freund Publishing House Ltd.

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Religious denominations; Jewish education; American Jews

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Yisrael Rich and Michael Rosenak (eds.) Abiding Challenges: research perspectives on Jewish education, 251-273.This analysis of recently collected national survey data of Jewish parents in the United States focuses exclusively upon Conservative parents. It asks two sorts of questions: First, how are current Conservative day school families distinguished from those who didn't enrolled their children in Jewish day schools? Second, what distinguishes between those who did not choose day schools, but said that at one time they had considered day schools as an option for their children?