The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education has awarded $625,000 to North American Jewish day schools for implementing initiatives to keep day schools afloat.
Some 127 day schools submitted applications for the $25,000 prizes. Two schools will share two of the prizes, bringing the number to 27 winning schools.
Winning initiatives concentrated on raising annual campaign revenue, endowment and tuition/affordability.
Nearly half the schools, 13, are community or multidenominational. Seven are Orthodox, six are Conservative and one is Reform.
This story "Partnership Gives to 27 Jewish Day Schools" was written by JTA.