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Philly Schools Off Wednesday for Yom Kippur

Public schools observe Jewish holiday.

Children who attend public schools within Philadelphia will have Wednesday in observance of a Jewish holiday.

Yom Kippur begins at sundown Tuesday. And on Wednesday, all schools and administrative offices throughout the School District of Philadelphia will close to mark the Day of Atonement.

Schools return to normal schedules on Thursday.

Click here for more info on a local Yom Kippur service.

Shirley September 25, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I am one of the old-time people who believe a student should be able to observe their 'holyday' only if they are of that religion, everybody else should attend school. And all religious days observed should be made up at the end of the year. This goes for all religious observance days for all kids.
Roxborough Area Man September 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Well that would cause chaos in the classroom - Joe is off this Thursday, Sally and Janet off next Monday and Tuesday, and half of Manayunk is off first day of the new season of Jersey Shore...yeah, that'll work.
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