Brandeis-Bardin Institute

For Charters’ Jewish Cousins, So Near, So Far

The tricky relationship between Hebrew charter schools and their religious after-school programs.

12/28/2010
Associate Editor

Inside the Kings Bay Y, a modest, postwar, two-story Jewish community center on a busy stretch of Nostrand Avenue adjacent to a housing project, the sounds of schoolchildren’s shouts, laughter and footsteps ricochet over the linoleum floors, through the chlorine-scented cinderblock-walled corridors, from the gym to the fluorescent-lit classrooms and activity rooms, to the swimming pool.

A Jewish after-school program at the Kings Bay Y.
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