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

Publication Date: December 2008


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

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Education; Demography; Day schools; Religious denominations

Type: Report

Coverage: New York


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.