Beit Shemesh: 100s Of Chareidi Girls Are Without Proper School Conditions


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Chareidi girl’s schools opened on Monday, 16 Elul, in Beit Shemesh, and sadly, hundreds of girls who planned attending Beis Yaakov in Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel are without a proper school.

Ramat Gimmel has been filling, with new families moving in every month. The neighborhood has grown significantly, and one of the problems facing residents is schooling for their children. Many older children are compelled to attend school in caravans and mobile structures due to the dire situation, the lack of proper school buildings.

Some of the educational institutions already received permanent structures such as the permanent building in question – the Beis Yaakov in Ramat Gimel, which received a new and spacious permanent structure. However, due to the lack of such buildings for the other institutions, the Beit Shemesh Municipality temporarily allocated one of the floors in the building for Talmud Torah Darchei Yoshar for one year, until the current school year or until the municipality finds a solution for the Planning and Budgeting Committee. For now, the city’s allocation of a one floor is viewed as a temporary solution for the talmid torah. The city believed the two small institutions can share the building.

However, the rapid growth of students in both institutions will result in severe distress regarding classrooms, which will be significantly overcrowded. According to a Kikar Shabbos report, the city failed to find a solution to the classroom shortage before opening day.

Some parents awaited opening day for Beis Yaakov to see where their girls will be learning, as clearly, the building at present lacks space, and some girls might find themselves in hallways. Parents insist that the caravans are not a long-term solution, and one must be found sooner rather than later, for they are certain many students are going to be without a classroom due to the presence of the talmid torah on an entire floor of the Beis Yaakov.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Another success of mayor abuttball and his charedi administration.
    Of course, he will pass the blame on to the national level education ministry, and the parents who complain about him are anti chareidi.\
    I feel bad that the residents of gimmel are the victims of a political system that puts party politics wwaaayyyy ahead of the people they actually work for.