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Studying abroad in Israel: Safe and life-changing

by Nuria Mathog

August 6, 2014 | 2:26 pm

University of Haifa. Image via Wikipedia

When Ariel Brotman studied abroad in Israel two years ago, her most memorable lessons didn’t take place in the classroom.  

Brotman, who graduated from the University of California,... read full article

  • ‘No tenure’ ruling for teachers won’t fix the problem

    by Ellie Herman

    June 18, 2014 | 10:42 am

    In the landmark Vergara v. California decision last week, Judge Rolf Treu ruled that the nine student plaintiffs, backed by billionaire David Welch’s nonprofit StudentsMatter, had been deprived of their right to an equal education by seniority and tenure policies that protected bad...

  • Outstanding Graduates 2014: Profiles on leadership, philanthropy and education

    Jewish Journal Staff

    June 11, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    It’s that time of year again — graduation season —  when high school seniors toss their caps in the air and look forward to the endless possibilities of the future. For the rest of us, it’s a chance to spotlight the accomplishments of an amazing group of young people. The hardest...

  • A man developing a plan: Micah Hyman

    By Jared Sichel

    June 11, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    YULA Boys High School

    Going to: Yeshivat Sha’alvim; New York University

    This summer, Micah Hyman will be doing precisely what many unemployed teenage boys will be doing — playing video games. 

    Except Hyman will be doing it as an intern at Treyarch, the Santa Monica-based...

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  • Building a positive outlook: Yosef Nemanpour

    By Elyse Glickman

    June 11, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Shalhevet High School
    Going to
    : Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah; Yeshiva University

    Yosef Nemanpour knows the difference between being a bystander in life and an “upstander,” Shalhevet High School’s widely used term to describe someone who constantly interacts with his world at large...

  • The giver: Rachel Brunelle

    By Jared Sichel

    June 11, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    YULA Girls High School
    Going to: Midreshet HaRova seminary; New York University

    When Rachel Brunelle was in 10th grade at YULA Girls High School, she took one look at the list of approved community service projects and immediately was disappointed.

    She already had been...

  • Generation inspiration: Emma Bloom

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    June 11, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    Milken Community Schools
    Going to: Skidmore College

    When Emma Bloom sat down to talk with Holocaust survivors at her school as part of the Righteous Conversations Project, an organization that connects teens with survivors, she was inspired to think about what she could do to...

  • Issues-oriented, with a heart: Daniella Wenger

    By Ryan Torok

    June 11, 2014 | 12:52 pm

    Milken Community Schools
    Going to: UC Berkeley

    In a way, what Daniella Wenger wants out of life is simple: She wants it to be interesting.

    And she’s willing to work to make that happen, as she did earlier this year when she helped bring a day of TED-style talks to her...

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