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N.Z. capital’s sole Jewish day school to close

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The only Jewish day school in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is closing.

The Moriah School will close at the end of 2012, its board announced. In a letter last week to parents, the board said it had “no option” but to close the school, which has fewer then 20 pupils ages 5 to 13.

Moriah was founded in 1985 and had nearly 60 students at its peak.

Wellington is the second-largest Jewish community after Auckland, which is home to the majority of the country’s estimated 7,000 Jews as well as its last Jewish school, Kadimah College. — jta


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