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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. Approximately how many students attend Jewish day schools in North America?


Question 2. 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 3. What was the motivation for establishing the first Jewish summer camps in America?
 To bring inner-city kids out to the country
 To give kids a break from their parents
 To "Americanize" Eastern European immigrants
 Both A & C


Question 4. According to the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), approximately how many Jewish day schools are in North America?


Question 5. How many Hillel chapters are located in the former Soviet Union?


Question 6. What was the original name of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education?
 Council of Jewish Federations
 Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education
 Early Childhood and Day School Conference


Question 7. 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