Obama Economy: 40 Year Old NY Hebrew Day School to Close

The Rockland Journal News Reports: The Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day school in New City, New York, announced plans to close at the end of the academic year, officials confirmed this morning.

The school, which was founded in 1971, serves children from pre-school to eighth grade and provides a dual secular and Jewish education.


The school informed other Jewish institutions in Rockland by email late Tuesday night.

“Like every single not-for-profit, they were hit with declining financial support because of the bad economy,” said Micki Leader, a board member of the JCC of Rockland. “It’s tragic. Many families are bereft.”