Perceptions of Jewish Day Schools

UJA-Federation of New York, December 2008

This study is a market survey that investigates the willingness of Jewish non-Orthodox parents in Manhattan and Long Island to send their children to Jewish day school. It seeks to understand the psychological and social factors that influence parents' decisions. The study finds that the primary challenge of Jewish day schools on Long Island is competition with the highly-regarded public school system. The study also finds that Jewish day school awareness is very low, and they are not differentiated from yeshivot, which are viewed as ultra-religious, thus reinforcing perceptions of Jewish day schools as being more Orthodox in orientation. The study suggests that in order to combat day school misconception and naivete, school administrators, teachers, and parents must work together to serve as ambassadors in the community.

Topic: Cities and Suburbs, Schools, Day Schools, Education, Study

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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