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Life After Hasidism

Imagine you’re a Hasidic Jewish boy of perhaps five years old. By this time, like other Hasidic boys, you’ve already been attending heder, primary school, for two years. Six days a week you rise early. Maybe you take the bus, if you live in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, or maybe you walk, if […]

Declining Enrollment Causes Three Schools to Merge

At the beginning of September, Salve Regina Catholic Academy (nursery-8) opened its doors, a brand new Catholic school in East New York that formed from the merger of three struggling schools—St. Rita’s and St. Michael’s in East New York and St. Sylvester’s in City Line. Boasting more than 730 students, it is now the largest […]