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Second cohort approved for Jewish Community Professional High School Tuition Grant

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Second cohort approved for Jewish Community Professional High School Tuition Grant

Photo provided by The Weber School.

Atlanta, GA — The Jewish Community Professional High School Tuition Fund has announced it will support a second cohort of students who begin enrollment at an eligible Atlanta Jewish high school in the 2022-2023 school year, a press release said.

The grant was launched in Spring 2021, spearheaded by the Zalik Foundation and donors in the Atlanta Jewish community.

The JCP Tuition Grant offers up to a 50 percent tuition discount for a SACS- or SAIS-accredited Atlanta Jewish high school to those who work full time for the Atlanta Jewish community as Jewish community professionals, clergy, or educators. The program has provided discounted tuition to eligible participating Jewish high schools for close to 90 children of Jewish professionals to date. These students will continue receiving the grant for the duration of their attendance at an
eligible, participating Jewish high school, the press release said.

According to the press release, since its launch, the grant has successfully motivated Jewish professionals to relocate to Atlanta, to return to the field and to accept new roles at Jewish non-profit organizations.

“When we heard about the grant, my husband and I looked at each other and thought, ‘This is an amazing opportunity to move to be closer to family and the schools are fantastic – what do we have to lose?’,” said Amy Stolle Adler, who works at Prizmah. “I will never forget how it all happened – I heard about the grant on a Thursday, I called the schools in Atlanta on Friday to check for space and Monday we met with a realtor about listing the house in Dallas.”

Adler said the move and the schools have been a “tremendous gift,” and “the decision was one of the best things we have done for our kids and our family.” One parent accepted a position at a Jewish non-profit agency because her kids were enrolled in a Day School and the tuition grant was a great benefit for their family.

“My kids had an amazing elementary and middle school experience, but my regret during these early-ish years of schooling was that they were not learning Hebrew. Now they are learning the language and are part of a school community that is centered on Jewish values, Jewish history, and a deep connection to Israel. We have done our best to teach these at home and at synagogue, but it’s nice for kids to understand that they are part of a much larger Jewish community.”

Rabbi Ed Harwitz, Head of The Weber School, underscored the importance of the grant to the schools’ future. “The grant enabled the schools to create a reinvestment fund to support the development of new curriculum and programming to drive student enrollment and excellence. The reinvestment funds have launched new and important initiatives that contribute to the quality and value of the school at an inflection point in schools’ history when the pandemic prompted day school enrollment increases.”

The press release says for students of eligible Jewish professionals currently attending or considering applying for entrance to one of the three SACS or SAIS accredited Jewish high schools in Atlanta for the Fall of 2022-2023, please contact the following professionals:

– Atlanta Jewish Academy – Jessica Sacks, Director of Admissions, at [email protected] or (678) 298-5377

– Temima, The Richard and Jean Katz High School for Girls-Lora Fruchtman, School Administrator at [email protected] or (404) 315-0507 x104

– The Weber School – Ms. Rise Arkin, Director of Admissions at [email protected] or (404) 917-2500 x117

For more information about the JCP High School Tuition Grant and eligibility criteria, click here.

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