Soc.Culture.Jewish Newsgroups
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

[SCJ FAQ Logo]
< Q21.6.1 TOC Q21.7.1 >

Question 21.6.2:
Schooling: How are teachers in Chasidic schools trained?


In the U.S., the answer is mixed. Some teachers in chasidic schools are licensed to teach by the state, and some are (alas) not trained and high school graduates. This is because some of the teachers in chassidic and more charedi Orthodox grade schools are products of their own system. Typically they are young women with 9 months to 2 years of post-high school training. The rest of the teaching staff (including all Special Education teachers) are better-trained, often from outside the community. It is common is to draw former public school teachers, perhaps ones who prefer the different hours, smaller class sizes, or who like the idea of working within the Jewish community.

The FAQ is a collection of documents that is an attempt to answer questions that are continually asked on the soc.culture.jewish family of newsgroups. It was written by cooperating laypeople from the various Judaic movements. You should not make any assumption as to accuracy and/or authoritativeness of the answers provided herein. In all cases, it is always best to consult a competent authority--your local rabbi is a good place to start.

[Got Questions?]Hopefully, the FAQ will provide the answer to your questions. If it doesn't, please drop Email to The FAQ maintainer will endeavor to direct your query to an appropriate individual that can answer it. If you would like to be part of the group to which the maintainer directs questions, please drop a note to the FAQ maintainer at

[Prev ?]
[Sect Index]
[Next ?]
[Prev Sect]
[Global Index]
[Reading Lists]

© (c) 1993-2004 Daniel P. Faigin <>