OU, PEJE create new tuition affordability center


NEW YORK — Two Jewish organizations have established a new center to collect and analyze tuition affordability programs for Jewish day schools.

The Jewish Day School Affordability Knowledge Center is part of a first-ever partnership between the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education and the Orthodox Union. The center will be devoted to researching, analyzing and circulating knowledge and practices about existing tuition affordability programs in order to help day schools figure out which programs are best suited for them.

“Communities and day schools seek innovative and effective ways to address tuition affordability,” said Amy Katz, executive director of PEJE.

“While we are working to address the issue in a variety of ways, there is has been no ‘central address’ for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information,” Nathan Diament, director of public policy for the Orthodox Union, said. “The Orthodox Union is pleased to be partnering with PEJE to fill this critical gap.”