Chabad is very important because without Jewish education, Diaspora Jewry would disappear.
Although I was raised Jewish, my upbringing didn't include any formal religious education or training.
When my children were born, I made the choice I wanted them to be raised as Jews and to have a Jewish education.
In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic persecution of the Jews followed quickly. Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from higher education in public schools.
I think we were raised in a nice Texas Jewish family where education was the most important thing, and close behind that was the arts. It was emphasized and expected that we'd play piano.
My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad's union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege.
I'm 100 percent Jewish by blood, but by education I'm nothing. By affiliation I'm nothing.
Jewish success is due to a culture that promotes excellence, blessed with self discipline, education, dedication and a quest for leaving this world a better place.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
I was born in New York City, but I was raised in New Jersey, part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963.