Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Goldbergs" Convert to Islam

I couldn't find too much information online about the local lef Al-Ghazaly High School, but the Annur school in Schenectady I found the tuition to be a fraction of what we pay for local Yeshiva Day Schools.

I did calculations for a hypothetical family of 5 called the Goldbergs & found out how much they would be paying to send their 3 kids to a local YDS.  The prices ranged from about $30,000 to $60,000 per year.

At Annur they would be paying......$1,195!   No that's not a typo.  They even qualify for a 5% reduction if they pay up front.

[Editor's note: That may be amount of each of the 10 installments.  The wording on the website was a little vague.  Still, $11,950 per year is a lot less than we pay.  They must be getting serious voluntary contributions. I think they take Zakah more seriously than we take Ma'aser]

They have a full 180 days in the school calendar despite having to take off 3 days for Eid Al-Adha.

And what I like personally is that the budget is right there on the website.  Both revenue and expenses.  There is nothing to hide!  No need for bloggers to speculate.  I know some local YDS board members have suggested doing that but apparently they were overruled.

Allahu Achbar!