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  • Sidonia Lax: A survivor marches with the living

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 2, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    Sidonia Lax, now 86, survived the Holocaust but won’t let that define her. “I am a thriver,” she said. A stroll through her Sherman Oaks home is proof — her walls overflow with decades of family photos and mementos of her work as a member of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council...

  • Sandy Hook anniversary prompts Jewish institutions to review security

    By Jared Sichel

    December 13, 2013 | 11:33 am

    On Dec. 14, 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with a semi-automatic rifle and two semi-automatic handguns, he easily broke through the school security system.

    Cameras dotted the school’s perimeter and the school even had a “sally port” system,...

  • Al Ashley: Strengthening day schools

    By Rachel Heller

    January 3, 2013 | 11:00 am

    When Al Ashley first began peeking inside Los Angeles’ Jewish day schools to review their business practices, it was partly for personal reasons: He wanted to make sure his three children would get a sound education.

    “I thought, hopefully, it would be a benefit to our children,...

  • The history in Jewish education

    By David Suissa

    January 2, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    Money has a way of dominating issues. This is true of politics and presidential elections, and it’s also true of Jewish education. Just say the words “Jewish education,” and the first word you’ll typically hear is “unaffordable.”

    For many years now, this problem has been at the...

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  • Schools amp up safety precautions following Sandy Hook tragedy

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 18, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    When Sarah Shulkind, head of school at Sinai Akiba Academy in Westwood, was a child in Winnetka, Ill., a woman walked into the elementary school four blocks from Shulkind’s house and opened fire, killing one student and injuring five, as well as a college student. Shulkind was...

  • Milken honors educators

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    We are planting seeds — not me, but all of us.”

    With those words of hope offered to her fellow teachers, Lidia Turner, a seventh- and eighth-grade Hebrew teacher at the David Saperstein Middle School of Milken Community High School, accepted the Milken Family Foundation’s 2012...

  • Federation offers $2 million for educational programs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    August 15, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has some money to give away for programs targeting Jewish youth.

    Federation has put out a request for proposals for formal and informal Jewish educational programs based on four age groups it has identified as needing the most attention:...

  • The Circuit: Jewish Family Service, BJE, Lainer Distinguished Educator Award

    By Adam Wills

    March 1, 2011 | 6:08 pm


    From left: JFS CEO Paul S. Castro, JFS board member Abby Leibman, honoree Sheila J. Kuehl and JFS board president David O. Levine.

    The Jewish Family Service (JFS) Family Violence Project raised funds and awareness on Jan. 27 during its second annual Empowerment Celebration, which...

  • Foundation gives teachers respect

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 15, 2010 | 10:16 am

    The Milken Family Foundation and BJE (Builders of Jewish Education) awarded four Jewish day school educators $15,000 prizes at their annual Jewish Educator Awards Luncheon last week, a feel-good event that brings out the Jewish community’s top brass and a wide swath of the...

  • Concierges help families sort through education options

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Barbara Luboff and her husband were thrilled that their young granddaughters would be staying with them for six weeks over the summer. The family -- parents and grandparents -- wanted to give the girls "a good dose of Judaism while they were in L.A.," Luboff said, in large part to...
  • Schools Work Hard to Make the Grade

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School West team labored close to two years on their assignment. They administered surveys, compiled data and poured through reams of material. This homework, however, was completed not by students, but by staff and faculty. And the project was not so...

  • BJE Selects ‘Leaf’ for Reading Initiative

    By Journal Staff

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Assimilation. How Jewish children should best be educated. Oppression against Jews and the Jewish State. Whether faith can provide meaningful answers.

    Those topics lead to unexpected plot turns in "As a Driven Leaf," a historical novel selected by Orange County's Bureau of Jewish...

  • Eulogies:Sivan Hamburger,

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Sivan Hamburger, one of the longstanding, staunch leaders of the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE), died June 3, at the age of 87.

    Hamburger was a passionate Labor Zionist, who as a young, idealistic high school student, spent a year in the Land of Israel, during the time it was still...

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