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  1. focused philanthropy
    a day school is uniquely Jewish and requires jewish support

    but a volunteer ambulance unit has no particular Jewish quality
    neither does a business school
    or a medical school
    or a law school
    or a gym and pool

    if the hundreds of millions of vanity donations went to yeshivot instead, there would be no crisis in Jewish education

    Comment by Ch Hoffman — December 12, 2013 @ 12:56 AM

  2. While the new fundraising efforts are laudable the results will be a failure. A family's assessment of its finanances will never be in sync with a dayschool's or community's paid professionals who's interest will be the bottom line, or worse, the financial health of the school and its directors. The overwhelming majority of Jewish children in the US will continue to attend the free public school. For those in the orthodox community who have been priced out of Jewish education – make aliyah. We did and were able to Jewishly educate our 7 children in day schools, dorm yeshiva high schools and ulpanas and higher yeshivas for under a total of 1000 -2000 dollars per year (total for all children). This is because the Israeli govt. supports religious education on an even basis with non religious schools. A reminder: Exile was never suppose to be comfortable – come home.

    Comment by Yosef Shomron — December 12, 2013 @ 7:14 AM

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