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  • Keeping Jewish young adults engaged in Judaism

    By Elyse Glickman

    2 weeks ago

    Heading off to college is usually seen as an exciting, colorful rite of passage. But, as rabbis at several local synagogues have observed, those steps toward adult independence often come with uncertainty and a need for an additional support system beyond Mom and Dad.

    That, they...

  • The Fulfillment Fund: Giving kids a shot at college

    By Julie Bien

    2 weeks ago

    This fall, Crenshaw High School valedictorian Christerbell Ahaiwe will start her freshman year at UCLA. What her new classmates might not realize is how hard she worked to get there. 

    Growing up with six siblings in South Los Angeles, Christerbell had to squeeze in her homework...

  • Schmuck and the City

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 13, 2014 | 11:57 am

         During my first months on the East Coast, snowfall, rain and hail hit The City, while a storm of vexing questions plagued my frozen suburban mind:

         How many layers are too many?
         Would it be appropriate to wear a hijab to fight off a 30-degree chill? 
         Where...

  • Florida State U. prof Dan Markel slain in home shooting

    July 21, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    Dan Markel, a law professor at Florida State University, died after being shot in his home.

    Markel died Saturday morning, a day after being discovered shot in the back in his home and taken to the hospital, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. He was 41.

    No suspects have been...

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  • Jews without Harvard

    By Rob Eshman

    February 12, 2014 | 11:39 am

    This is the time of year when the Golden Children of our tribe are being anointed by the nation’s finest colleges and universities. These kids have traveled a long road to glory — GPA, SAT, AP, interviews, essays, common apps.

    For a full year, the only question they’ve heard from...

  • Why Hillel is failing in the fight for Israel on campus

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 30, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    Perhaps it’s only fitting that we should end 2013 with the dumbest Jewish debate of the year, namely whether Swarthmore College's Hillel should be allowed to have an open policy of bringing anti-Zionists and other Israel haters to lecture under its banner.

    Firstly, Swarthmore’s...

  • What Does Love Look Like?

    By Ilana Angel

    November 26, 2013 | 7:06 am

    I think about love often. I am blessed to know love in my family, child, friends, and faith. I have been held hostage by the way love is presented by Hollywood, and bought into the romance sold to me by writers of great love stories. I have dreams and fantasies about how I want...

  • Motherhood 101: Teenage Drama

    By Ilana Angel

    November 25, 2013 | 7:56 am

    This is a typical conversation with my child:

    Me: Hi. How was your day?

    Him: Good

    Me: What happened at school?

    Him: Nothing.

    Me: Anything exciting going on?

    Him: Nope.

    Me: What did you learn today?

    Him: Stuff.

    Me: Great. Tell me about it.

    Him: Nothing to tell...

  • The annual migration of North American Jews to college

    By Roger Price

    August 15, 2013 | 8:13 am

    When they are underway, the annual migrations of various animal species are truly magnificent to behold. By sea, land and sky, they move: the sea turtles and the baleen whales, the caribou and the wildebeests, the green darner dragonflies and the arctic terns and the free-tailed...

  • Letters to the Editor: NewGround, Liberal colleges and Prager

    August 7, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    Breaking New Ground in Interfaith Dialogue
     
    The NewGround project is as controversial as it is ambitious (“It’s Not Just Talk,” Aug. 2). Although I am skeptical as to its potential success, I believe the focus of the Jewish-Muslim dialogue is myopic. Since 9/11, it has become...
  • College and your child

    By Dennis Prager

    July 31, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    The following are some of the basic postulates about America, religion, society, morality, the arts and Israel that are taught at almost every American university.

    America:

    • The United States is no better than any other country, and in some important ways it is worse than...

  • Empty nest, full fridge

    By Judy Zeidler

    July 19, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    My son Paul and his wife, Amber, were the original baby boomers, graduating from college in the ’80s, getting married and raising four children. 
     
    They both love to cook, and when their kids were growing up, they always ate family dinners together, every night.  The only rule...
  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 15, 2013 | 5:33 am

    One place, endless possibilities

    Have you checked the new Israel Tourism Ministry's mini-website? Under the slogan "One place, endless possibilities," the Tourism Ministry is marketing Israel as an international conference hub. The new mini-website describes Israel as a unique...

  • Hyperbole and reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 23, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    Last month, this blog wrote about the impending United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Fisher v the University of Texas. The case revolves around the issue of  race based university admissions policies. When the decision comes down next week there will be analyses and...

  • A passionate voice

    June 12, 2013 | 3:18 pm

    Rose Bern isn’t afraid to fight for her values.

    The 17-year-old, who recently graduated from Shalhevet High School and lives in Westwood, has strong convictions when it comes to feminism, justice and fairness. 

    In the ninth grade, she gave a passionate speech at her school...

  • Helping grads on their Jewish journey

    June 6, 2013 | 11:01 am

    As a Hillel director for the last seven years, I have come to love this time of year. Graduation is the moment to celebrate not just academic learning, but the personal growth and discovery students experience during their university years. Sitting among the friends and family...

  • Outstanding Graduates 2013

    June 5, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Every year, we shine a spotlight on a group of outstanding high school seniors, culled from many nominations submitted by local educators, clergy, community leaders and, of course, you, our readers. And each year we find that the real difficulty is not in identifying those with...

  • Living Life on Cruise Control

    By Ilana Angel

    May 24, 2013 | 7:07 am

    On Sunday night of last week, while making dinner, I burned my left forearm. I reached into the oven to pull out the shelf and retrieve dinner, and the shelf hit my arm.  It was an immediate jolt, but more shocking than painful.  It didn't look like anything and I figured it was a...

  • Israeli economics 101

    January 23, 2013 | 4:18 pm

    Ofek Lavian has two passions: business and Israel, his native land.

    What he felt that he was missing when he went to college at the University of Southern California was an opportunity to learn about his home country while interacting with people who shared his same interests in...

  • Americans for Peace Now opens campus unit

    September 24, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Americans for Peace Now is establishing a presence on college campuses aimed at reaching students and faculty.

    The left-leaning group is working “in full coordination” with J Street U to provide information and speakers that can be used on campuses across the country, said APN...

  • Calif. Assembly approves anti-Semitism resolution for colleges

    August 29, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The California State Assembly approved a resolution calling on colleges and universities in the state to combat anti-Semitism.

    The symbolic resolution was approved Tuesday with no debate, according to The Associated Press. It also calls on the schools to quash campus demonstrations...

  • Israel’s universities file Supreme Court lawsuit against West Bank college

    August 20, 2012 | 11:06 am

    Israel’s seven universities have asked the country’s Supreme Court to reverse a decision to make the Ariel University Center in the West Bank a full-fledged university.

    The petition filed Monday claims that the decision-making process was flawed and that the Council for Higher...

  • Hillel’s new plan: Programming for and by students not so involved in Hillel

    August 14, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    Meet 22-year-old Jeremy Moskowitz, the poster child for what Hillel hopes will be a revolution in campus Jewish life. The catch: He didn’t spend much time at Hillel during his four years at Duke University.

    Moskowitz attended Jewish day school before college, but chose Duke in...

  • Passionate Judaism

    By David Suissa

    July 18, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    In case you haven’t heard, Orthodox Judaism has pretty much taken over Jewish life on U.S. college campuses. I say this not because I’m smug and happy about it, but as a wake-up call to the Conservative and Reform branches to get their acts together.

    If diversity is good for the...

  • College students unite to save conservative youth program

    July 11, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    A Conservative movement college outreach program has survived potential demise — for now. Responding to an organized outcry by students and alumni, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) voted on June 10 to fund KOACH, its campus program, with $100,000 for the coming...

  • Day school catcher Max Ungar, drafted by Nationals, to play college ball

    June 14, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Max Ungar, the Maryland day school catcher drafted by the Washington Nationals, will forego the pros to play at Denison University in Ohio.

    The Washington Jewish Week reported that Ungar, 17, who recently graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, will...

  • OPINION: Keep down the rates of student loans

    May 4, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Education is the key to success—a “silver bullet” for changing lives in all segments of society. An affordable, quality college education must be available to all, not just the wealthy.

    Horace Mann, the renowned innovator in public education, said that “Education … beyond all...

  • Police investigate hazing at Boston Jewish frat

    April 12, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Boston police launched a criminal investigation after finding five men bound together nearly naked in the basement of a Jewish fraternity house.

    Police responding to a noise complaint early Monday morning discovered the Boston University students in the basement of the Alpha Epsilon...

  • A new front in campus Israel wars?

    March 8, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    To critics, the one-state conference held at Harvard University was a thinly veiled assault on the legitimacy of the Jewish state.

    To organizers, the condemnations and calls on Harvard to cancel the conference amounted to thinly veiled attempts to silence any criticism of Israel.

    ...
  • The truth about UC Campuses

    March 8, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Feb. 3 was a historic day for the University of California and its Hillels. On that day, UC President Mark Yudof met with all of the UC Hillel directors in his office in Oakland to discuss our observations regarding how Israel is faring on campus, how the Jewish community perceives...

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