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Combined Jewish Philanthropies Offers Financial Incentives for Families Enrolling Kindergarteners in Jewish Day Schools

Sloan Kennedy
1506 days ago

In an effort to make Jewish day school education more accessible to families, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) is piloting a new affordability program. CJP’s “Discover Day School” offers qualifying families “CJP Discover Day School Checks” to cover up to $4000 toward 2011 kindergarten tuition at any of Greater Boston’s 10 elementary Jewish day schools.

“This program is a first step toward making day school affordable for all Jewish families. We know that many families don’t meet the guidelines for traditional financial aid, but find paying the full tuition to be a stretch,” said Barry Shrage, president of CJP. “We are thankful to our visionary donors who believe in the power of day school education and are giving generously to make this possible.”

To qualify, families must be new to day school, have an entering kindergartener in 2011, decline any school-based financial assistance and have an income under $240,000 (after certain deductions for “Jewish expenses” are applied). If the families continue to qualify, they will be eligible for additional Discover Day School Checks for their child through 2nd grade.

“Our ultimate goals are to support middle income families, increase day school enrollment, and help maintain these robust schools,” said Gil Preuss, executive vice president of CJP.

For more information, log onto www.DiscoverDaySchool.org. Learn if your family qualifies, and find information about day school education, and links to Greater Boston’s Jewish day schools.

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