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News and updates about Jewish schools

Anti-Israel protestors target California synagogue, Jewish school

Activists gather outside Shaarey Zedek Congregation in Valley Village, California to protest Israel, angering parents of children attending the school there.

Anti-Israel protestors target California synagogue, Jewish school

Montreal Jewish school hit by gunfire

Montreal police investigating after the Belz school in the city was hit by gunfire. The incident took place days after a Toronto Jewish school was targeted by gunfire.

Montreal Jewish school hit by gunfire

Toronto: Rally held in support of Jewish school hit by gunfire

Toronto leaders rally at Bais Chaya Mushka, a Jewish school where shots were fired over Shabbat.

Toronto: Rally held in support of Jewish school hit by gunfire

Brooklyn:

Driver verbally attacks, tries to run over yeshiva students

Driver passing a Hasidic Jewish school in Brooklyn verbally assaults a group of Jewish people before trying to run them down. NYPD investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Driver verbally attacks, tries to run over yeshiva students

Shots fired on Jewish elementary school in Toronto

No injuries reported in the incident, which occurred at 4:52 a.m. local time.

Shots fired on Jewish elementary school in Toronto

South Africa: Jewish students sing 'Am Israel Chai'

Students and staff at King David High School in Johannesburg sing Eyal Golan's Am Yisrael Chai song in gesture of support for Israel. Watch.

South Africa: Jewish students sing 'Am Israel Chai'

Illinois:

Program that helped families with day school tuition ends

Illinois tax credit program for private schools set to end, upsetting Jewish advocates.

Program that helped families with day school tuition ends

New Jersey Jewish school:

'Only colleges with plans to keep Jewish students safe welcome'

Torah Academy of Bergen County takes action amid wave of antisemitism on college campuses to protect its students.

'Only colleges with plans to keep Jewish students safe welcome'

Toronto:

Threats directed towards Jewish high school

Toronto police arrest three men, hate crime unit investigating after threats directed towards Jewish high school in North York district.

Threats directed towards Jewish high school

Judge orders:

Mental evaluation for man who shot at Memphis Jewish school

Joel Bowman went to the Jewish school in late July and fired at a contractor when he was denied entry.

Mental evaluation for man who shot at Memphis Jewish school

Drama in Memphis:

Man fires shots at Jewish school, later shot by police

No one at the school injured in the incident. Police say they cannot determine at this time if the shooting was a hate crime.

Man fires shots at Jewish school, later shot by police

Florida Jewish schools support tuition affordability initiative

Schools promise to keep tuition increases to a minimum as state moves to give grants to all parents sending children to non-public schools.

Florida Jewish schools support tuition affordability initiative

American Yeshiva students compete in robot battle

Tournament sees students of all ages from Jewish schools across US testing robots they built in skills competitions and battles.

American Yeshiva students compete in robot battle

Jewish leaders call for more NY state funds for yeshivas

Agudath Israel urges 2023 budget to include increased money for security grants for private schools.

Jewish leaders call for more NY state funds for yeshivas

Florida:

Jewish orgs praise bill to fund private schools for all parents

Proposed legislation would enable families sending their children to private Jewish schools to receive $8,000 grants per child.

Jewish orgs praise bill to fund private schools for all parents

California:

Jewish parents sue to gain access to special needs funding

Jewish parents unable to send children to Orthodox schools due to law forbidding special needs funding in private religious schools.

Jewish parents sue to gain access to special needs funding

NY lawmaker calls for increased funding for Jewish schools

State Committee on Education chair Michael Benedetto urges more money for day schools, especially for science, technology and math.

NY lawmaker calls for increased funding for Jewish schools

Florida:

Soccer game between a Jewish and Catholic school ends in brawl

A Miami brawl between Jewish and Catholic high school athletes may have been fueled by antisemitic language.

Soccer game between a Jewish and Catholic school ends in brawl

OU event thanks Florida for $60M in Jewish school funding

At Teach Florida legislative breakfast, Jewish leaders thank state legislators for enabling Jewish children to attend day schools.

OU event thanks Florida for $60M in Jewish school funding

Antisemitic graffiti found on Jewish schools in Lakewood, NJ

Graffiti found on two Lakewood Jewish schools not linked to threats against New Jersey synagogues identified by the FBI.

Antisemitic graffiti found on Jewish schools in Lakewood, NJ

Two UK Jewish schools end kosher meals due to soaring costs

Schools tell parents it is no longer 'financially viable' to continue supplying catered kosher food to pupils.

Two UK Jewish schools end kosher meals due to soaring costs

Australian Jewish school shut down by government

Report alleges that school failed to meet education standards and accreditation, and ignored basic child protection laws.

Australian Jewish school shut down by government

Jewish education under attack:

10,000 UK haredi Jews sign letter against secular schools bill

Religious community voices outrage over British bill to force Orthodox schools to teach secular topics contravening freedom of religion.

10,000 UK haredi Jews sign letter against secular schools bill

Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping fire

After fire in nearby hospital, Jewish school opens its doors to over 150 evacuated patients.

Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping fire

UK Jewish school removes Russian oligarch from name

School changes name in response to Russian billionaire Moshe Kantor being sanctioned by the British government.

UK Jewish school removes Russian oligarch from name

Miami: Selective new Jewish school hopes to attract top students

This new Jewish school caters to 'those few who wish to, or can, achieve more,' teaches only at honors level and above.

Miami: Selective new Jewish school hopes to attract top students

Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

The government of Quebec has ordered three Orthodox schools in Montreal, Canada to close for not following COVID measures.

Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

Jewish schools, synagogues in NYC going remote again

As number of coronavirus cases in New York spikes amid spread of Omicron variant, synagogues and Jewish schools are going remote - again.

Jewish schools, synagogues in NYC going remote again

NYC to require workers at religious schools to be vaccinated

Committee of NYC Religious and Independent School Officials opposes vaccine mandate for religious and private schools.

NYC to require workers at religious schools to be vaccinated

Alleged Brooklyn yeshiva arsonist arrested by New York police

A 39-year old woman has been arrested in connection with the attempted arson of a Brooklyn yeshiva.

Alleged Brooklyn yeshiva arsonist arrested by New York police

The experience of Jewish children in diaspora schools

Have diaspora public schools ever been good for Jewish children? Are they today? Op-ed.

The experience of Jewish children in diaspora schools

Australian Jewish school defaced with "Free Palestine" graffiti

Driveway of religious school in suburban Melbourne hit with anti-Semitic graffiti on Friday morning.

Australian Jewish school defaced with "Free Palestine" graffiti

Toronto order barring in-person school religious services lifted

Orthodox schools in heavily Jewish area of Toronto welcome move made after rates of COVID begin to fall.

Toronto order barring in-person school religious services lifted

UK’s oldest Jewish school launching its own cadet force

198-year old Jewish educational institution joining 400 other UK schools in the Combined Cadet Force program.

UK’s oldest Jewish school launching its own cadet force

Couple who banned vaccinated teachers donated to several causes

Power couple at center of anti-vax school controversy have given to Jewish causes.

Couple who banned vaccinated teachers donated to several causes

'Children in private schools are just as impacted by the crisis'

Thanks to Chuck Schumer, the COVID relief package includes $2.75B for private schools. '10% of America's students are in nonpublic schools.'

'Children in private schools are just as impacted by the crisis'

NY Jewish high school’s website defaced with neo-Nazi imagery

Homepage of the North Shore Hebrew Academy hacked to show video of Nazi march, song calling for death of Jews.

NY Jewish high school’s website defaced with neo-Nazi imagery

Parents paid for security - and the school lost funding

Amsterdam Jewish schools lose city’s subsidy because of excess parent contributions, including for security.

Parents paid for security - and the school lost funding

Europe: 13 Jewish schools get financial boost during crisis

Jewish schools in Europe get added $2.7 million in donations to help them through coronavirus crisis.

Europe: 13 Jewish schools get financial boost during crisis

Diaspora Minister takes virtual tour of Uruguay school

First in series: Tour guide Marcelo takes Diaspora Min. Omer Yankelevitch on virtual tour of Yavne Jewish day school in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Diaspora Minister takes virtual tour of Uruguay school

In first since Holocaust, German city to have a Jewish school

Nearly 80 years after the Nazis forced its closure, Jewish school reopens in Dortmund, Germany.

In first since Holocaust, German city to have a Jewish school

Brazilian Jewish schools close to prevent coronavirus infections

School closures 'aimed at preventing an epidemic,' statement by one of them says.

Brazilian Jewish schools close to prevent coronavirus infections

Vermont: First Jewish school to open later this year

A 4th-generation Vermont Orthodox Jew is starting the state’s first Jewish day school.

Vermont: First Jewish school to open later this year

Jewish community raises over $4m for tuition for Jewish schools

Brazilian scholarship campaign for Jewish students collects $4.1 million in 3 days.

Jewish community raises over $4m for tuition for Jewish schools

Orthodox yeshivas are not swindling public funds. Far from it.

Yeshivas and other private schools save New York billions of dollars annually. Here's why.

Orthodox yeshivas are not swindling public funds. Far from it.

Top Jewish school may be closed if it won't offer coed classes

Excellent British Jewish high school labeled ‘inadequate’ over gender segregation.

Top Jewish school may be closed if it won't offer coed classes

San Diego Jewish Academy breaks world record for sandwich-making

Jewish school makes 868 sandwiches in 180 seconds, waits for Guinness approval.

San Diego Jewish Academy breaks world record for sandwich-making

This Jewish day school helps students with challenges mainstream

How a Manhattan school for children with learning disabilities prepares its students for mainstream Jewish high school.

This Jewish day school helps students with challenges mainstream

Jewish day school is closing down in California’s East Bay Area

Jewish school in California closes after almost four decades due to budget issues.

Jewish day school is closing down in California’s East Bay Area

How day schools are making Jewish learning fun

Judaic studies teachers are making text-based learning come alive with simple yet unique games.

How day schools are making Jewish learning fun

Jewish school enrollment in NY up by 4.4 percent in one year

Enrollment in New York State’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas increased by 4.4 percent last year.

Jewish school enrollment in NY up by 4.4 percent in one year

Up for Vote: $32 Million for Jewish Day Schools in NY

New York State voters to vote on Smart Schools Bond Act. For Jewish schools, this could add some $250 per student.

Up for Vote: $32 Million for Jewish Day Schools in NY