Yeshiva Beth Yehudah and Our Supporters Celebrate 75 Years of a Detroit Tradition
W e've Always Been There .. .
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah is a traditional Jewish day
school with two campuses in the metro-Detroit
area— the Joseph Tanenbaum School for Boys in
Southfield and the Sally Allan Alexander School for
Girls in Beverly Hills.
The school's curriculum comprises a rich blend of
religious and secular, Hebrew and English, traditional
and progressive. Yeshiva Beth Yehudah is a Jewish
school open to all children, from kindergarten
through 12th grade.
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah has a
seventy-five year tradition of
excellence. The school was
founded in 1914. At that time,
about 300 children attended
afternoon and Sunday classes.
children to their alma mater. Others come back to
the school as teachers; in fact, almost 1/3 of our
faculty is made up Yeshiva Beth Yehudah alumni.
All this, of course, is in addition to their continuing
The yeshiva has also enjoyed a wide spectrum of
community support. From the Reform to the
Orthodox, our fellow Jews have helped us survive
many difficult and lean times. Whether natives or
immigrants, they realize that Jewish identity enhances
American identity, and that the Jewish quest for
knowledge is an impetus to the overall American
By 1944, Yeshiva Beth
Yehudah's expanding student
body boasted 100 all-day
students in addition to the 340
enrolled in the afternoon and
Sunday programs. The school now has an annual
enrollment of 637 children.
C ommitment to Our Future
Throughout its distinguished history, Yeshiva Beth
Yehudah has been an anchor for the Detroit-area
Jewish community. Stability and continuity have
made the school a living testament to tradition.
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah accepts all Jewish children,
regardless of their ability to pay tuition. In fact, about
2/3 of our students receive some degree of tuition
One of the yeshiva's proudest achievements is the
outstanding academic performance of its students.
The proportion of students who receive merit awards,
scholarships, and other honors is higher than any
public or parochial school in the area. Even more
unusual is the percentage of our graduates who go
on to further education, from rabbinical schools to
public universities--nearly 100%. And, of course,
many of our alumni have become renowned
Jewish Tradition . . . A Detroit Tradition
. . . A Family Tradition
Without Torah, there can be no Judaism. Yeshiva
Beth Yehudah provides the finest traditional Torah
education in the area. The school has become as
much a part of Detroit as any institution. It has also
taken a permanent place in the hearts of many
Our graduates have become some of our most
involved supporters. Many grow up to send their own
When you give
to Yeshiva Beth
to the future—
that will reap
dividends. In the
short term, you
are providing us with the
means to give something back to the community:
happy, caring, well-educated children. In the long
term, you are ensuring that our work will go on in
perpetuity, because yeshiva children grow up to be
We've been there for seventy-five years.
And, with your help, we'll continue to be
there. Join us for our 75th Anniversary
Dinner, Sunday, November 19, at The Westin
Hotel. For reservations call 557-6750.
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