Weekly Update: September 23, 2016 — 20 Elul 5776

Tuition becoming more affordable at a New Jersey school

Whereas our efforts at making Jewish education more affordable are focused on reimagining the funding of education, we occasionally draw members’ attention to successful efforts in the United States where efforts toward affordability tend to focus on reimagining the delivery of education.

This week, Jeducation World, an online source of education-related stories from the Jewish world, published a story about a successful initiative by a New Jersey school to reduce the tuition fees to its parent body through reimagined methods of teaching.

After its fourth year of operation, the tuition charged for each student at Teaneck, New Jersey’s Yeshivat He’atid ($9,270 in the 2015-16 school year) fell below the actual cost of educating each student ($9,350). The tuition at He’atid is 40% lower than the local alternatives.

The tuition charge for each student in the coming year 2016-2017 is $9,540, still some 40% less than the price of local Modern Orthodox alternatives.

There are 296 students at the school.

Read the compete story about Yeshivat He’atid here: http://jeducationworld.com/2016/09/yeshivat-heatid-cost-per-student-fell-below-tuition-in-2015-16/.

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Reminder

Rosh Hashanah approaches.

May this year bring us closer to our objective of affordable Jewish education.

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Shabbat shalom.

GAJE

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