The Pros and Cons of a Day School Education

One parent shares her family's thoughts about the possibility of her daughter attending a Jewish day school.

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None of this is to say that should Joanna decide to attend Schechter in the fall (and we're leaving the decision largely up to her), the transition will be easy. She'll be on a special track for public school students, playing catch‑up in Hebrew and Judaic studies. By her own admission, suddenly going to a school with only Jewish children may feel strange. But, she is also excited by the possibility and, like anything that's new, she knows, it will require a period of adjustment. Then again, a few years ago, she couldn't have imagined giving up Burger King. I can't remember the last time she mentioned a Whopper.

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Jane Calem Rosen

Jane Calem Rosen is director of communications at the Masorti Foundation and a staff writer for the Jewish Standard .