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Jewish Values and Education

The American Jewish community, and the Reform Movement specifically, historically have been major supporters of our public school system in keeping with the values laid out by Maimonides who wrote that "any city that does not have a school in it shall be cut off [all contact] until they find a teacher for the children" (Hilchot Talmud Torah 2:1). We have a special obligation to support our public schools and to make known to our communities the important role that they play in our society.

 

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