How long will it take to achieve these goals?

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While we do not expect to achieve our goals overnight, we do expect to see positive change even in the short run. There is a tremendous resistance to change within the ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic communities. It is for this reason that it may take several years until all Hasidic and ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas are fully compliant with state standards. However, we anticipate these difficulties and will work incrementally meeting smaller, short term goals at first, and achieving a complete success over a longer period of time.

Already, several Yeshivas have begun making small changes and introducing more to their secular studies curricula. Additionally, two different ultra-Orthodox communities have formed committees to take on the task of improving curricula in specific schools. Several ultra-Orthodox Rabbis have come out openly in support of secular education as a result of Yaffed's work. We see these signs as promising and we will be here for as long as it takes until every single Yeshiva is providing its students with a proper secular education. 


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