Jewish Journal

Fresh start at Harkham GAON Academy

by Ryan Torok

October 5, 2015 | 3:43 pm

Students at Harkham GAON Academy study in a blended learning environment, which mixes online and traditional classroom learning. Photo courtesy of Harkham GAON Academy

The contrast at the Westside Jewish Community Center (WJCC) was marked: In the gymnasium, Harkham GAON Academy students were... read full article

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    Student enrollment in Jewish studies classes is declining, and newly minted Jewish studies professors are having a significantly harder time finding...

  • The year of the creative in Jewish education

    by Miriam Heller Stern

    September 9, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    This week, countless young children in Jewish schools of all varieties will bring home familiar handmade crafts for the Jewish New Year: paper towel...

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    Many college students have romantic notions of studying abroad in places like Italy or France, but Aaron White found himself at Tel Aviv University...

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    Students at two Los Angeles Modern Orthodox schools — Gindi Maimonides Academy and Shalhevet High School — will soon begin their first full year in...

  • Temple collaboration sparks new approach to religious school

    by Cyndi Bemel

    August 12, 2015 | 4:09 pm

    With “Midrash Manicures” among their new course offerings, a few Conservative religious schools are hoping to counter student apathy and stem the tide...

  • LAUSD board president Steve Zimmer talks about getting back to basics

    by Leslee Komaiko

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    Steve Zimmer was first elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board in 2009 after coming to town as a Teach for America trainee and...

  • Teaching the teachers

    by Aaron Pellish

    August 12, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    In 2007, Michael Zeldin spoke to the Jewish Journal about DeLeT (Day School Leadership Through Teaching; it also means “door” in Hebrew), the education...

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