The school district in Cinnaminson, N.J., has removed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as holidays on its school calendars, meaning students no longer have those days off, leaving the Jewish community confused and quite upset.
For parents in the district, many are wondering what will happen when their child isn’t in school that day because they are in synagogue.
Even more so, they’re wondering why they weren’t told about the decision from the start.
The mother of a first grader and a third grader in the school district, Tamara Bobrin found out in May about the decision only after a fellow parent mentioned it to her.
A fellow member of Temple Sinai, where Bobrin attends, is a school board member, so she asked him to explain how this came about — and why they weren’t told it was an agenda item.
“We had no idea this was even up for debate until it was signed, sealed and delivered,” Bobrin said.
For many, the shock came because there was no notification.
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