The program run by BINA is a partnership between the Jewish Movement for Social Change and MASA Israel Teaching Fellowship.
Dr. Yonatan Mendel wants the Jewish state to become a Middle Eastern hub for learning Arabic, drawing students from Europe and the United States
Brazil is home to a 120,000-strong Jewish community, half living in Sao Paulo. In 2019, a record-high 700 Brazilian Jews moved to Israel, according to the Jewish Agency.
The letter makes clear that the consequences of not complying could be steep.
"We are thrilled by the foundation's commitment to supporting the best and brightest MBA candidates from the Israeli community," said Wharton Dean Erika James.
Daniel May, 14, a ninth-grader at the private Marin Academy in nearby San Rafael, told the J that the online anti-Semitic harassment does not surprise him.
“With parents struggling to pay tuition as well as regular donors unable to support the schools at previous levels, the situation has become dire,” the statement read.
The Jewish community of the Netherlands spends about $1.2 million annually on security. Its Jewish schools have a budget deficit of at least $250,000.
For the New York and New Jersey schools, learning is continuing from a distance even as schools close or quarantine individual students or classrooms.
“Today I’m in person, tomorrow I may be virtual. There are just so many unknowns that make this year challenging.”