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  • Why some public school parents are switching to Jewish day schools

    August 28, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    When Ali Martell’s eldest daughter reached school age, Martell and her husband both assumed she’d go to a Jewish day school, as they had.

    And for a while, she did. But after the couple’s two younger children started school, too, the Martells began to feel overburdened by tuition....

  • With help, local schools grow their endowments

    January 14, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    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,...

  • New study offers tips on engaging Jewish teens

    March 18, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Trying to interest teenagers in activities is difficult, parents and teachers know well, especially given what technology has done to the attention spans of young people.

    So how to get them to partake in doing Jewish over other pursuits?

    The Jim Joseph Foundation commissioned...

  • The 21st century b’nai mitzvah

    By Ryan Torok

    March 13, 2013 | 7:41 am

    When Isa Aron considers b’nai mitzvah today, she gets the impression that parents — and sometimes synagogues — care more about their son or daughter performing flawlessly when on the bimah than they do about their forming lasting connections to Judaism.

    “The moment itself is...

  • Camp foundation grant to fund new specialty camps

    March 15, 2012 | 10:15 am

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp’s new grant cycle will fund the creation of four new specialty Jewish overnight camps.

    The Specialty Camps Incubator II funding cycle represents the second stage of an $8.6 million grant jointly funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Avi Chai...

  • It’s hard to find good day school leaders these days

    By Jacob Berkman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A dearth of leadership talent is affecting not only the likes of Yahoo! and Microsoft, it's also wreaking havoc on the Jewish day school system as schools find it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain qualified heads.

    Representatives from 11 Jewish educational organizations...