n. Jewish grade school, where students learn both Jewish and secular subjects. "The general name given to private Jewish schools" in the United States and Canada (JPS).
"Julia's day school teaches Judaic subjects in the morning and the secular studies in the afternoon."
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Who Uses This
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Day school is usually differentiated from yeshiva by having a greater emphasis on secular subjects and generally catering to a more liberal community.
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