Chabad Lubavitch Schools Celebrate State Aid

Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 11:31 am

Primary 1.JPGIn the past few months Chabad Lubavitch UK has entered a new era after achieving state aided status for its Stamford Hill Senior Girls’ and Boys' Primary Schools.

For many years, Lubavitch funded only private schools in the UK; these schools teach Torah values to pupils of all ages and are coloured by their unique approach to Judaism. However, the schools became an enormous financial burden on the organisation, a burden which to some extent has now been lifted.

Although the schools will still be asking parents to contribute a donation to cover expenses not provided for by the funding, the achievement finally gives Chabad Lubavitch UK financial security that it has long sought. It enables the organisation to renew its efforts of reaching Jews all over the UK and make Judaism accessible to all.

Chabad Lubavitch CEO, Rabbi Bentzi Sudak said, “This is truly a watershed moment for us. It’s no secret that over the last few years we have been fighting for the financial freedom to continue our work in communities, schools and campuses across the country – this funding means that we have won that fight.”

The Lubavitch Boys' Primary School, received State funding from the beginning of July 2012 following the Senior Girls' School which received its funding in June 2012 and the Ruth Lunzer Lubavitch Girls' Primary School which has benefitted from state funding for a number of years.IMGP9577.JPG

Mrs Helen Freeman, Head Teacher of the Senior Girl's School commented, “We have achieved excellent academic results and a unique ethos of chesed and love for Judaism on such a small budget....just imagine what we’ll be able to achieve with this additional funding.”

Towards the end of November 2012 an event will be taking place at the Boys Primary School to recognise the many supporters who helped make these achievements possible and to dedicate a wing of the school.

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