Church-State Separation Issue at Hollywood's Ben Gamla Charter School Revived After Comments by Founder | NBC 6 South Florida

Church-State Separation Issue at Hollywood's Ben Gamla Charter School Revived After Comments by Founder

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    Ben Gamla K-8 Charter School in Hollywood is controversial because Hebrew language and culture is part of the curriculum, but Principal Sharon Miller says there is no religiosity in her school. The church-state separation issue has been revived because of recent comments made by the school's founder, former congressman Peter Deutsch, who was quoted as saying Ben Gamla builds Jewish identity among its students. Charlotte Greenbarg, a critic of the school's expansion plans, wonders if the school has crossed a boundary.