Wednesday, February 8, 2012

YDS Affordability Forum in Edison, March 3rd

he Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park

Spring 5772 Series

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Motzei Shabbat, March 3, 2012, 8:00 pm

Cong. Ohr Torah – 48 Edgemount Road,
Edison, NJ 08817

Affordability of Yeshiva Education



Dr. Scott Goldberg is currently the Director, Institute for University‐School Partnership at Yeshiva University.  He is an Associate Professor at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & administration where he teaches courses in Quantitative Research, Classroom Assessment, and Differentiated Instruction.    Dr. Goldberg will address the education affordability issue from a national perspective.

Dr. Jenny Mandelbaum has worked in education for 30 years. She has been on the faculty at Rutgers University for the past 24 years, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Communication, where she served as Department Chair from 2003‐2006.    She also serves as a member of the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY) Board of Education.  Dr. Mandelbaum will serve as the Session Chair for the forum.

Josh Pruzansky is currently NJ Regional Director of Public Policy at the Institute for Public Affairs (IPA), the public policy arm of the Orthodox Union (OU).   He previously served as Director of Agudath Israel of New Jersey, in which capacity he directed their Trenton‐based policy and advocacy.   Mr. Pruzansky will address the  education affordability issue from a state perspective.

Abe Schwartzbard has been a member of the RPRY Executive board and Board of Directors for over 20 years.  He served as President of RPRY for 9 years.   He has worked on many of the school budgets, tuition setting, and school policy for most of the years that he has served on the Board. Mr. Schwartzbard will address the education, affordability issue from a local perspective in a current and historical context.

The panelists will discuss the costs
associated with a yeshiva education and potential solutions to the crisis.

The Orthodox Forum gladly accepts season sponsorships ($200 recommended). Please send your tax deductible check, made out to Congregation Ohr Torah Gemach Fund, to Henry Lerner, 1 Celler Road, Edison, NJ 08817.

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