Saturday, September 13, 2014

The 'Demogs' of the Demography

In Issue 482 of the Yesha Council's official weekly bulletin, "Yesha Shelanu", some numbers were released regarding the new school year.

First of all, the total population of Judea and Samaria's Jewish communities has passed 382,000 with 7,600 being added during the first half of 2014.

As for schoolchildren and education, there are 1400 educational institutions from kindergartens to high schools.

One example, in the Binyamin Regional Council, there were 20 new kindergartens and 15 new grade one classes.  In Shomron, 11 new kindergartens and three new grade one classes.  In Gush Etzion, 5 new kindergartens and five new grade one classes.

Some more; 60 kindergartens are operating in Efrat.  In Alfei Menasheh, 516 kindergarten pupils.  In Har Hebron, 1451 primary school children.  In Karnei Shomron, grade one classes opened up with 170 pupils.  Om Elkana, 8 new kindergarten classes were opened.  In Ariel, 213 children entered grade one.  In Bet El, there are 18 kindergartens.

The 'demogs' of the demography.


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