Baruch Hashem and blei ayin hora, the community of Modi’in Illit continues to lead the country in new classrooms, the result of it remaining the community with the highest birthrate in Eretz Yisrael. This year, 180 classrooms were added as part of the effort to ensure the community’s 27,000 children receive the proper chinuch.
The children make up over 60% of the population, which numbers 45,000, municipality officials report at the start of the 5770 school year.
The community leaders continue to place an emphasis on chinuch, seeking funds for new yeshivos, permanent buildings and improvements, to make certain the community’s next generation is imbued with a torah education that is commensurate with expectations of parents and rabbonim.
The Central Bureau of Statistics reports over a 10% annual population growth, with an average of over 60 births a week.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)