Program Aids College-Bound Hasidim

Program Aids College-Bound Hasidim

By Nate Sugarman, August 13, 2008 – The Jewish Daily Forward

Young men and women raised in Hasidic communities face unique challenges if they want to attend college: Their devoutly religious primary and secondary schools often avoid secular subjects, and many of these schools teach classes in Yiddish rather than English. Students who wish to leave their insular religious communities to study at a university often find themselves ill prepared and unable to gain admission.

Footsteps, a Manhattan-based organization, seeks to ease the burden for young Hasidim who want to attend college.

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