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  • Are school trips worth the cost?

    By Julie G Fax

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    • Sixth-Grade Trip to Catalina: $400
    • Senior Trip to Poland and Israel: $4,000
    • Educational Value: Priceless
    Milken Community High School 11th-grader Rebecca Suchov considers her elementary and middle school trips to Colorado, Arizona and Washington, D.C., -- and any number of local...
  • It takes a shul: programs target Jewish literacy via congregants

    By Iris Petroff

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Pick up a synagogue bulletin, and you are likely to read about a variety of programs. From book discussions to Torah study to lectures by local and visiting scholars, there are many opportunities for adults to learn.

    Walk into the congregation's religious school classrooms and you...

  • Shoah lessons drive curriculum

    By Julie G Fax

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Holocaust will play a major role in educating teens at a new Green Dot charter school in Exposition Park. The entire staff of the Animo Jackie Robinson High School -- seven teachers and two principals -- has been trained to teach a curriculum by Facing History and Ourselves, a...
  • L.A. Hebrew High Marks 20-Year Peak

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    On the first rainless Sunday morning in weeks, hundreds of Los Angeles teens have forfeited the chance to soak up the sun and opted to learn instead. In one classroom, a group analyzes the Jewish subplot in an episode of "Jack & Bobby," while down the hall others struggle over the...

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  • Location Isn’t Everything

    By Julie G Fax

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Several times during my visit with Rabbi Karmi Gross at Maimonides Academy, coaches and kids came to pull balls out of the corner of his tiny office in a prefab building smack in the middle of the schoolyard. It didn't seem to bother Gross, who smiled at them as he did at the...

  • Paving the Way for Anti-Israel Studies

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The woman in the cover illustration is called "Mother Palestine." Inside, articles by controversial Israeli historians Benny Morris and Avi Shlaim, and Palestinian historian Nur Masalha, tell the tale of a bellicose colonial Israel that displaced innocent Arabs from their homes in...

  • Education Briefs

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Breathing New Life Into Reform Curriculum

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Reform movement has introduced a new religious school curriculum. This fall, several religious schools around Los Angeles have incorporated Levels 3 and 4 of the CHAI: Learning for Jewish Life...

  • Educators ForgeTel Aviv-L.A. Link

    By David Margolis

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    How do you incorporate Jewish identity and Israeli life issues into the curriculum of Israeli and Los Angeles day schools?

    Some two-dozen teachers from Los Angeles schools joined 40 from Tel Aviv schools in Israel recently to provide practical solutions to these issues at the second...

  • Students Get Religion

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Sept. 11 terrorist attack propelled already soaring interest in religious studies courses at mainstream college campuses in Orange County and around the nation.

    Enrollment in religious studies curriculum, climbing for a decade, closed a month before the 2002 fall semester began...

  • Teaching Peace

    By Debra DeLee

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The publication of a report on Palestinian textbooks from the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace (CMIP) has triggered another round of stories that accept accusations from the group at face value without bothering to check the reliability of its work.

    However, two Jewish...

  • Preschool Packs a Rock Solid Rep

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The promise - and problems - are writ small at WJCC's popular pre-school. While the preschool's administration has undergone some instability, parents can not fault the Gibraltar-solid record of the teaching staff. Indeed, Michelle Labgold, the preschool's director, stands behind the...

  • Sinai Temple Opens Center for Judaic Studies

    By Rob Eshman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    With a faculty of noted scholars, Sinai Temple has adapted an "adult education" program with an eclectic curriculum that is carefully designed to satisfy a wide range of interests, from serious courses in Jewish spirituality, and discussions of the Jew's role in Society to special...
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