Met another well educated committed Jew, albeit unlike last time when the woman was Orthodox, this time the man is somewhere between Conservative and Reform. He’s a lawyer who makes a decent living and his wife is also a professional who makes an excellent living.

His child attends a Jewish day school. He is very proud of her Hebrew and the knowledge she has gained in that school. And yet, he is thinking of pulling her out next year as she approaches grade5.

Why?

1. The cost – $12,000 per year with another child about to enter the system, therefore $24,000 per year – is causing strain.

2. The overall quality of the secular education is not perceived by this highly educated couple to be to the standards it should be…and especially not for the price.

Are we noticing a pattern here yet, folks?

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