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Israel on free trips) as ways to
strengthen Jewish identity. Posen
said he agrees with that sentiment.
But while the number of Jewish
day schools has skyrocketed in past
decades to some 700, and enroll-
ment is rising, most Jews remain
"Jewishly impoverished" and the
total U.S. Jewish population contin-
ues to dwindle, Posen said.
"Something isn't working," he
Posen hopes his donation could be
used to teach Jewish culture —
whether it's modern literature, histo-
ry or even Jewish holiday customs
— from a non-religious perspective
in Jewish schools, after-school pro-
grams and Hillels.
that serve all
as 50 of Israel's 2,000 schools now
do, he said.
$10,000 and over
$2,500 to $9,999
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Both Rabbi Adam Chalom and
Rabbi Tamara Kolton, co-rabbis of
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nity," Rabbi Chalom said.
"We have learned that a successful
strategy for Jewish survival includes
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