Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Editor’s note: The following was sent to The Jewish Link regarding incorrect information shared about Lubavitch on the Palisades schools and camps.

Safety will always be our number-one concern, and we will do everything to protect those who come to our school and camp every day knowing they can feel safe and secure.

We firmly stand by our immunization policy, which remains as follows:

  1. We do not accept religious exemptions for MMR for the current 2018-2019 school year.
  2.  Beginning June 24, 2019, we will not accept religious exemptions for all vaccinations. We require all our students, campers and faculty to show proof of vaccination.
  3. According to the State of New Jersey Department of Health in Trenton, by law we must accept medical exemptions. A medical exemption must be based upon valid medical reasons as enumerated by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) or the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines.

Each medical exemption will be reviewed immediately by our school nurse, who works in conjunction with the State of New Jersey Department of Health to receive an approval.

Currently, we do not have any children in our school or camp with medical exemptions.

Rabbi Mordechai Shain
Executive Director, Lubavitch on the Palisades