Sunday, October 02, 2005

Paying for Jewish Education

A topic that has been discussed multiple times on this blog is Jewish Education. If you've read my comments, you know that I think it is the single most important factor in Jewish Continuity. Many of you parents also know how incredibly expensive it is.

Jewish Action, the official magazine of the Orthodox Union (the ones who put the little "OU" Kosher symbols on your food) has an amazing series of articles on the subject here. (they are in PDF format, but worth the download)

6 comments:

Mirty said...

For some reason, I read the title of this post as "Praying for Jewish Education."

PsychoToddler said...

It couldn't hurt.

Anne said...

I finally had the chance to glance them over. Many thanks for posting the links.

I have mixed feelings about day schools, but a lot of anxiety about trusting the public schools.

I've written, deleted, and re-written a bunch of comments but can't really sum up how frustrating an issue this is for us.

Sweettooth120 said...

I was told that in Seattle, noone pays for a Jewish education. There are enough contributions to support all who seek it. Not sure how accurate this information is, but worthwhile to check out. Perhaps they have a list of foundations that people can apply for scholarship money.

Benji said...

Hear hear!

Benji

PsychoToddler said...

There's an article about the Seattle plan in the Jewish Action piece.

Anne, hang in there. I think you should talk to people about what schools are available (maybe Dr. Bean). Then go in and see what they can do for you.