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Jewish Education Quiz

Today, Jewish education takes place in Sunday schools, after-school programs, day schools, yeshivahs, camps, youth groups, and more. How much do you know about these?

Question 1. Are Bais Ya'akov schools for boys or girls?
 They are co-ed
 In some cities they are for boys, and in some cities they are for girls


Question 2. 40 years ago, there was only one prominent Jewish museum. What was it?
 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
 Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
 Spertus Museum in Chicago
 Jewish Museum in New York


Question 3. Who was Rebecca Gratz?
 Founder of the American-style Hebrew school
 Principal of the first Jewish day school in New York
 Founder of Limmud International
 First woman rabbi in the Conservative movement


Question 4. Statistics gathered by the AVI CHAI foundation in New York indicate that
 Day school attendance is dropping
 Day school attendance is on the rise
 Day school is not as important as Jewish summer camp
 Day school is only effective for kids who also attend Jewish summer camp


Question 5. The first Hillel chapter was on what college campus?
 University of Illinois
 University of Michigan
 University of Virginia
 Yeshiva University


Question 6. Which of these Holocaust museums is the oldest?
 Yad Vashem in Israel
 The Holocaust Memorial of Paris
 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
 The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin


Question 7. True or false: Prior to 1940, two thirds of Jewish summer camps in America were either philanthropic or community-based.