The Movement for the Establishment of Community Educational Institutions
The population in Southern Tel Aviv is composed of mostly traditional and religious families. There was a great lack of educational institutions that suited the community’s needs and beliefs. For example, the most recent national-religious elementary school that existed in Jaffa was shut down 25 years ago!
When the Torani community came to Jaffa, its members began to build strong community educational institutions to serve the community and the other residents of Jaffa and Neve Ofer.
Stages of establishment:
September 2008 – Establishment of a daycare and kindergarten for age 3.
September 2009 – Establishment of a kindergarten for age 4.
September 2010 – Establishment of a kindergarten for age 5.
September 2011 – Establishment of the Yefe Nof Elementary school, grades 1-3.
September 2012 – Expansion of the school to include 4th grade.
September 2013 – Expansion of the school to include 5th grade.
September 2013 – Expansion to two 1st grade classes. School program changed to 12 classes.
September 2014 – Expansion of the school to include 6th grade.
September 2015 – Establishment of a kindergarten for ages 4-5 in the Neve Ofer neighborhood.
September 2016 - ………
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