Sunday, December 27, 2015
Lakewood schools help solve the shidduch crisis
Lakewood schools are planing to help solve the shidduch crisis at a real young age. Statisticians point out to the age differential of when boys and girls start the parsha of shidduchim as the main culprit. The solution to this is to narrow the age gap thus leveling the numbers between boys to girls by having them marry closer in age of each other. A long term solution to change the status quo is to have girls start kindergarten at a year older than when the boys start which is exactly what schools in Lakewood are planing for this coming year. At the recent Torah Umesorah presidents conference it was mentioned that Orchos Chaim boys school will have boys entering at a younger age by extending the cut off date for Primary and Bais Rivkah Rochel and other girls schools moved the cutoff date back to November which translates to girls starting primary later than the boys. There maybe or may not be other contributing factors for the crisis, time will tell how this plays itself out.