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Tirtza Ben David takes her two young daughters, Moriyah, 4, and Chana, 2, to the Lubavitch Cheder Day School in St. Paul, Minn. It’s a small school, she says, where each child gets personalized attention and the chance to learn in ways that best suit their needs. “My kids are very happy; they love it!” she tells “They grow so much from it.” The school is looking to grow as well. How? By offering one year of free tuition to new families with students entering for the first time this fall. “With finances off the table,” says Rabbi Yossi Bendet, the day school’s director of development, “students can take part in the experience of full-time Jewish education.” The initiative is being funded by an anonymous benefactor and aims to welcome a larger and more diverse group of students to the school.

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