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A day in the life of the (model) Knesset

by Tess Cutler

3 days ago

From left: Federation Model Knesset Day moderators Tali Lifshitz, of The Jewish Agency for Israel, and Hait Gilad, West Coast director of the Israel Scouts, with student participants from Village Christian High School. Discussions at the event centered on Israel’s proposed nation-state bill. Photo by Brooke St. George

American Jewish University’s (AJU) dining hall was abuzz with chatter on Jan. 18, when about 100 local high school students debated Israel’s proposed, controversial nation-state bill as... read full article

  • With help, local schools grow their endowments

    by Leslee Komaiko

    3 weeks ago

    The endowment at Oakwood School, a private, nonsectarian day school in North Hollywood, adds up to nearly $20 million. Compare that to Los Angeles-area Jewish day schools and things just don’t equate — some have no endowment at all, and at many others, the endowment is, at best,...

  • Local education politics has a watchdog in LA School Report

    by Aron Chilewich

    3 weeks ago

    With her strong background in journalism, Jamie Alter Lynton strongly considers the ethics of covering stories such as the hackers’ release of confidential information from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where her husband, Michael Lynton, is the chief executive. On the one hand, it...

  • Soulful Education program offers students, teachers personal meaning

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    3 weeks ago

    With thousands of years of history, wisdom and tradition to impart, it’s easy for Jewish schools and educators to sometimes forget to take the time to reflect upon them.

    This is a problem that Rabbi Aryeh Ben David, who at the time was working as the rabbinical educational...

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  • $6 Million gift to HUC-JIR’s School of Nonprofit Management

    by Aron Chilewich

    December 29, 2014 | 8:42 pm

    Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) has announced a $6 million gift from Marcie and Howard Zelikow to broaden and improve its School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (SJNM). Of the Zelikows’ gift, $5 million will be set aside for the school’s endowment, and $1...
  • Technion offers new grad course for English-speaking students

    by Michele Chabin

    November 5, 2014 | 11:57 am

    The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a new English-language international master’s program in systems engineering, which will feature Nobel Prize-winning faculty and developers of the Iron Dome defense system.

    Underscoring the...

  • Schools of thought: Two education organizations unite for a common goal

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    October 20, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    The Schechter Day School Network (SDSN) and Jewish Montessori Society (JMS) have partnered to provide Conservative educational institutions in the network with the opportunity to learn about different methods of teaching and broaden their matrix of Jewish educators.

    “It brings...

  • Parents’ loss leads to underachieving students’ gain through Israel’s unique Niot Project

    by Michelle Chabin

    October 20, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    When Roi Rose, a senior at Dror High School in Jerusalem, was in 10th grade, he seriously considered dropping out of school. 

    “I had one foot out the door,” Rose admits today. “I was struggling with schoolwork and didn’t get a lot of help. It was hard.”

    Rose’s life began to...

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