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  • Day school affordability

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    November 8, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    In religious Jewish communities, the affordability of day schools is one of the most discussed social challenges. Supporting vibrant, successful, viable Jewish day schools is no less than supporting the Jewish future — our children are our future, and the values we demonstrate and...

  • Technology leading the way to lower-cost day school education

    March 29, 2012 | 5:41 pm

    The nondenominational Pre-Collegiate Learning Center of New Jersey doesn’t have a math teacher. The East Brunswick school instead relies on experienced math tutors who help students work through an online math curriculum relying on outside sources.

    At Baltimore’s Ohr Chadash, a...

  • Reform, Conservative St. Louis day schools to merge

    October 19, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Two St. Louis Jewish day schools, a Reform and a Conservative, have voted to merge.

    The boards of the Conservative-affiliated Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis and the Saul Mirowitz Day School-Reform Jewish Academy backed the merger in separate votes Monday, according to the...

  • L.A. day schools manage to survive, even thrive, despite recession

    August 17, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    When the recession first brought financial hardship to the Los Angeles Jewish community, community leaders feared that families would leave day schools in droves, causing Jewish education to be yet another casualty. But despite the recent market swings and global insecurity, those...

  • Letters to the Editor: Jewish credo, day schools, circumcision

    June 15, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    Challenging God, Politics of ‘Credo’

    Of all the items on Dennis Prager’s list of his basic Jewish beliefs, item No. 7 repels me the most (“My Jewish Credo,” June 10). He quotes G.K. Chesteron, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing, they...

  • Public money for Jewish schools:
    Free not-quite-but-sort-of Jewish education

    By Julie G Fax

    August 28, 2008 | 1:49 am

    At the Ben Gamla school in Hollywood, Fla., students can get kosher food in the cafeteria, and many wear kippahs to school. They engage in acts of chesed, they worry about speaking lashon hara, and they are taught to treat each other and their teachers with derech eretz. But...
  • The challenge of pluralistic day schools

    By Julie G Fax

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    More than 225 Jewish educators from pluralistic community day schools across the country convened in Los Angeles for four days of networking and brainstorming last month.

    The 20th annual conference of Ravsak: Jewish Community Day School Network, held at the Biltmore Millennium...

  • Awards Appreciate the Unappreciated

    By Julie G Fax

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Sitting in a roomful of teachers and the people who love them in a Bel Air hotel on a recent Thursday afternoon, you could almost forget that Jewish educators are inexcusably underappreciated, underhonored and underpaid.

    The Jewish Educator Awards luncheon, hosted by award sponsors...

  • Education Briefs

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Day Schools Earn Accreditation

    Two area day schools, both founded in 1994, earned full accreditation this summer.

    Beth Hillel Day School in Valley Village, the East Valley's only Reform Jewish day school, was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and...

  • Day School for Reform Jews, Too

    By David Ellenson

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The idea that a significant number of American Jewish children would come to attend Jewish day schools would have seemed unimaginable no more than 40 years ago, and the notion that thousands from Reform Jewish homes would attend such schools would have seemed even more fantastic....

  • Creative Ideas Tried to Fund Tuition Aid

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A Jewish grandmother caring for her two grandsons was eagerto send them to Huntington Beach Hebrew School so that they could learn about their ancestry. However, she only had a limited income, and the tuition cost is $7,500 a year. But thanks to an "angel" who paid their full...

  • Move Over, Los Angeles

    By Karen Alexander

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    While the kosher butcher prepares her order, a Jewish city councilwoman chats with other customers about her upcoming campaign.

    Within a few miles of where she buys lamb chops for her family, ambitious building projects worth at least $30 million are under way -- or recently...

  • School Daze

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    One of every five American Jewish schoolchildren is now enrolled in an all-day Jewish parochial school, according to a comprehensive "census" of Jewish day schools released last month by a family foundation in New York.

    The enrollment figures -- 184,333 students total, up a brisk 15...