75% of Beit Shemesh Students Chareidi
By Y. Sheinfeld
The chareidi education system in Beit Shemesh has grown by 10 percent with over 3,000 new students joining the city's chareidi schools for the upcoming 5772 school year. Deputy Mayor Rabbi Shmuel Greenberg, who heads the municipality's department for chareidi education, is now making final preparations to place the students at the various schools.
Chareidi students will account for 75% of enrollment in the city in the coming school year, up from 66% of the municipal education system last year, while the number of students in government schools has decreased.
Beit Shemesh was a religious community that has become increasingly chareidi over the past two decades as thousands of homes have been built for the chareidi community. Some ten thousand more are planned.