Blessed Growth of Chareidi Students in Jerusalem
By Yechiel Sever
The chareidi educational system in Jerusalem is booming. According to statistics, the blessed growth in the upcoming school year shows an enrollment of 95,724 students. This is a significant increase, compared to last year's 92,359 student population. The chareidi kindergartens have 22,100 children registered (increased from 20,835). The elementary school level in chareidi enrollment compares last year's 47,037 to this year's 48,736, while high school level is up from 22,227 to 22,807.
Beitar Illit is also reporting blessed growth. The school year opened there with 840 classes serving over 20,000 children kein yirbu. About 1,800 new nursery school children began the year. The growing community now hosts 11 girls seminars and 21 yeshivos, kein yirbu.