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Jewish Day Schools, Jewish CommunitiesA Reconsideration$
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Alex Pomson and Howard Deitcher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113744

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.001.0001

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The School Ghetto in France

The School Ghetto in France

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(p.222) Twelve The School Ghetto in France
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Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities
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Ami Bouganim

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0012

This chapter examines the school ghetto in France. The Jewish school in France was never conceived or planned; it just created itself behind the backs of community institutions. The first modern Jewish institution in the country with a pedagogical vocation, the Alliance Israélite Universelle, was founded in 1860 and decided against opening schools in France. However, in the middle of the 1990s it was finally decided to create a new school in France. But the new institution, the Établissement Georges Leven, was fraught with many problems. During this period, the students in Pavillons-sous-Bois continued to attend classes in unhealthy conditions. The chapter shows how the history of Jewish schools in France is a reflection of what happened with the Pavillons-sous-Bois school.

Keywords:   school ghetto, France, French Jewish schools, Alliance Israélite Universelle, community institutions

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