Jewish Day Schools

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A Jewish day school is a modern Jewish educational institution that is designed to provide Jewish children with both a Jewish and a secular education in one school on a full time basis. The term "day school" is used to differentiate schools attended during the day from their secular or religious "boarding school" equivalents where the students live full time as well as study. The substance of the "Jewish" component varies from school to school, community to community, and usually depends on the Jewish denominations of the schools' founders. While some schools may stress Judaism and Torah study others may focus more on Jewish history, Hebrew language, Yiddish language, secular Jewish culture, and Zionism.


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5 References
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Jewish day schools were established in great numbers after World War II in the United States and in other Western countries such as Canada, England, South Africa, Australia, and in South America. In the United States the dislike for, and decline of, the old-fashioned Talmud Torahs and a disenchantment with public schools led to a push for the formation of full-time all-day dual-curriculum Jewish schools, or as they are sometimes described "schools for Jews."

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Not all Jewish day schools are the same. While they may all teach Jewish studies or various parts of Torah and Tanakh, yet these studies may be taught from various points of view depending on each school's educational policies, the board of directors in charge, and the nature and make-up of both the student body and the professional teaching staff.

Some day schools may be entirely religious, and indeed most yeshivas (Orthodox schools that emphasize Talmudic studies) are a variety of day schools. However the traditional yeshivas are different institutions when compared to Modern Orthodox Jewish day schools. While traditional Haredi and Hasidic yeshivas are only for boys, with girls attending Beis Yaakov schools, that do not encourage their students to plan for college education and professional careers, on the other hand Modern Orthodox day schools are usually coeducational and will stress the secular component of the curriculum precisely because the parents wish to have their children educated on a high enough level to be admitted to the finest colleges and universities in order to train for a profession.

The Solomon Schechter Day Schools in the United States and Canada teach Judaism from the perspective of Conservative Judaism, and there are schools that similarly teach Judaism from a Reform or even non-denominational perspective. These latter are usually called pluralist day schools, and many belong to RAVSAK, a network of pluralist day schools.

Jewish day schools may be entirely secular. One of the largest day schools in the world is the King David School system in Johannesburg, South Africa that educated thousands of Jewish students stressing the teaching of Hebrew language and Zionism, with a modicum of Judaism since the majority of students and the teachers are not fully religiously observant.

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There were 802 Jewish day schools in USA in 2008-2009, with an enrollment of 228,174 children from age 4 to grade 12.[1]

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Their Control Over the Mind

Young Jewish children never intend to apply to Jewish Day Schools. However, their parents want their kids to "lead a happy Jewish life." Little do they know, that no matter where or what the school is, the kids will be taught jack squat about anything remotely Jewish.

How can the parents not see the crappiness of these schools??

Jewish parents go to Jewish temples, where they receive near-millions of pointless brochures on 'wonderful' Jewish schools. Sometimes, these parents visit the schools, and visit classes that are going on. However, they don't know that the kids and the teachers know before-hand that the parents will be coming, so up until a couple of minutes before the parents come and see, the children are acting like a zoo, and the teachers are drunk and passed out in a corner of the room after having given up trying to control them.

Right before parents come to see the classes, the teacher manages to gather the children up and make them seem like their learning. Once the parents have left, convinced that the school is wonderful for their child, the teacher continues to be passed out in the corner, and the students continue to act like a zoo.

Wow, what kinds of classes do these terrible schools teach?!

Like most normal schools, Jewish schools teach the basics, like sceince, math, english, and history. However, Jewish schools also add in some more different classes that pertain more to Judaism, such as Judaica (Jewish History), Hebrew Lessons, and there are also electives such as Israeli dance, cooking, and propaganda.

Hebrew Lessons

The highly trained staff goes to the streets of Israel to find any damned person that can speak hebrew, usually a homeless transvestite loving and caring Israelis who know how to proffesionaly deal with kids.

Devorah Shanavi, a hebrew teacher, speaks about her teaching skills and how she controls students:

"I scream and stamp feet for all of period. It is proven study to work and make children shut up."



Danielle Heinzberg, a very devoted seventh grader, talks about how much she learns from Hebrew lessons:

"I simply love the Hebrew language! A couple of days ago, my hebrew teacher had a couple of minutes before the period ended after she had finished yelling at kids, and she actually taught us how to say 'hello' in Hebrew! I'm so excited, because I had been wanting to know how to say that for the past 6 and a half years. Although I don't learn much normal vocacbulary from the Hebrew lessons, I still manage to pick up a lot of Hebrew profanity."

In contrast, Marcus Rubenstein who is an eighth grader with not so much devotion to learning the language, speaks about his experience during the lessons:

"The thing that I like the most about Hebrew lessons, is how the teacher can't control kids for beans. This one time, we were just chillin, and the teacher was trying to teach some shit like the past tense or whatever. Then just out of the blue, she starts screaming, and her face turned like, really red. After about like, ten minutes of constant yelling, she just stops, goes into her drawer under the computer, takes out some liquor, and drinks herself into passing out right infront of us. That was cool, man."


The Judaica departments at Jewish Day Schools all teach about Jewish holidays, traditions, and about the Torah, which is the Jewish Bible. However wholesome these lessons may be, the students will most likely not remember a bit of what the teachers are saying.

A test was taken to see how much students from Jewish schools have learned from their Judaica classes, and the following are some questions with their most common answers:

According to the Torah, who was the first Jew?

Student Answer: Santa Claus.

What was the name of the genocide that killed almost six million jews?

Student Answer: Like, Easter or something.

What year was Israel created?

Student Answer: 2003.

How many books are in the Torah?

Student Answer: Who knows? It's all written in jibberish.


Israeli Cooking

In Israeli cooking, students sit and do homework watch the same damned Hebrew teachers professional Israeli chefs prepare food that was stolen from Arab culture Israeli cuisine.

Israeli Dance

In Israeli dance, students learn once again, something that was completely stolen from Arab culture, and then passed off as Israeli. I mean DAMN! These schools are fucking stupid. I'm surprised that it isn't illegal that they just steal every damn thing like that. authentic Israeli dance.


"T'Filah is the way that God makes it to the childrens' hearts."

~ Sh'mona Gutmann, teacher

"I like using the T'Filah periods to catch up with my friends."

~ Gabriel Floschman, 6th grade

"Dude, I'm God, and even I think that T'Filah services are stupid, boring, and pointless."

~ God

"My method of controlling children during T'Filah services is to stamp feet and scream at them. If that not work, I take them outside, and give them guilt-trip. If that still not work, I take them to my house and beat fucking shit out of them. That always work."

~ Havarit Goldit, teacher

"I remember one time, a teacher hit me lightly, and I told my parents, and she got fired. Now she lives in a box by the highway. The bitch deserves it, though, because I was only selling crack during the prayer services for six weeks before anyone noticed."

~ Shoshana Goldberg, 3rd grade

Physical Education

In all Jewish schools, the units in the physical education departments use an innovative and new technique of having children watch movies about sports, as opposed to actually playing them. For example, during the soccer unit, teachers make their students watch the movie "Bend it like Beckham," and then spend the rest of the time monitoring resting heart-rates.

On the topic of Jewish Day School PE lessons, the teacher Gornat Havel says:

"I believe that by simply sitting on huge sofas and drinking diet pepsi while watching movies about people playing sports is good enough of a physical education for anyone. The downsides of this way of teaching, however, is that the diet pepsi can get expensive, and the lawsuits from parents over their children being too 'Overweight' get annoying after the first ten every year. I, personally, think that 220 pounds at the age of 13 is not that bad. Afterall, I'm only 46 years old, and I weigh 430 pounds, and I'm teaching physical education! That should just show that you don't need to have a good body to be physically fit."

Jewish High Schools: After graduation

Once you graduate from a Jewish Day School, you'll most likely want to go to a normal public high school. If you for some reason want to go to a Jewish High School, then despite the fact that you were barely taught anything at the middle school, you've been brainwashed, and there's no reversing it.

Also, whether you want to go to a Jewish High School or not, you'll be pestered incessantly with brochures and shit like that to go to one. Even when you're done with College, these brochures will still be sent to you.


Judaism: cool. Almost as cool as Snow ninja

Teaching it: unbe-fucking-lievably stupid.

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