Day Schools: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

A former Head of School and long-time educator reports on the state of Jewish day schools.

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Advocacy also needs to address the high costs of day school education and the need for financial resources to stabilize tuition and create endowments that will give schools more flexibility in their budgets. If we can successfully address these major areas, we will find 20 years from now a community of days schools across the country that are fueled by bolder visions of an active and literate Jewish community. These schools and their graduates will be moving forward confidently to increase the literacy and vibrancy of their local communities as they nurture the next generation of engaged Jews and responsible citizens.

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Rabbi Joshua Elkin

Rabbi Joshua Elkin is Executive Director of the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), a grant-making & advocacy organization for Jewish day schools. He was head of the Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston for 20 years. He has also served as Adjunct Lecturer in Jewish Education at the Brandeis University Hornstein Program in Jewish Communal Service.