ERIC Number: ED137910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Jewish School Enrollment in the United States 1974/1975.
Rockowitz, Murray; Lang, Gerhard
This study was conducted to ascertain Jewish school enrollment in the U.S. during 1974-75 and to collect data that permit comparison with previous surveys conducted in 1958, 1962, 1966, and 1970. Data on Jewish school enrollment were received from 55 communities representing 84 percent of the estimated Jewish population in the U.S. Based on these data, total enrollment in Jewish schools was estimated at 400,000 in 1974, compared to 450,000 in 197l, and a peak of 600,000 in 1961. Findings of the study included the following: (1) the decline in Jewish schools appears to be tapering off; (2) the decline appears to be unrelated to community size; (3) day schools show a continuing pattern of growth; (4) enrollment in two-to-five-day schools declined generally, but there was a significant increase in the percentage of enrollment in conservative-sponsored schools of this type; (5) there is an accelerating decline in enrollment in one-day-a-week schools; and (6) enrollment statistics for Greater New York are now more in line with statistics for the rest of the U.S. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Jewish Education, New York, NY.