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Tag: Day School
November 20, 2014 | 4:25 am
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When the parents of three school-age children sat down with their financial adviser to try to figure out how to minimize their anticipated private school tuition bill of $810,000 through high school, they came up with a plan that shrunk the bill by $163,000.
How’d they do...
January 3, 2013 | 11:00 am
December 24, 2012 | 12:54 pm
A building housing a synagogue and Jewish day school in Worcester, a city in central Massachusetts, has been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.
Yeshiva Achei Tmimim synagogue and Yeshiva Academy day school in Worcester were seized for “nonpayment of internal revenue taxes,”...
November 8, 2012 | 12:58 pm
“Judaism, the Jewish religion and the history of the Jewish people are steeped in values,” said retired Lt. Gen. David Fridovich, who also served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret. Addressing a crowd of elementary and middle school students from Sinai Akiba Academy and Brawerman...
November 8, 2012 | 12:18 pm
November 8, 2012 | 12:13 pm
From my first interview at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) in 2009, when the search committee declared, “We want revolution, not evolution!” to the visioning work I do with families today, my purpose at the congregation has been clear: to help families build deeper relationships...
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...
August 22, 2012 | 10:28 am
The Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal apologized “unreservedly” to the victims.
The apology, issued Monday in a letter from the head of the Yeshivah College and the head of the Yeshivah Center, which houses the headquarters of...
August 15, 2012 | 1:53 pm
Gun Debate Continues
Dennis Prager puts forth two reasons to own a gun (“Jews and Guns,” Aug. 10). One is reasonable (family protection), the other (Holocaust prevention) not. He suggests we should arm ourselves, so that if they come to get us Jews again, we’ll be prepared for...
July 11, 2012 | 12:39 pm
The MATCH program will hold its fourth launch this August to encourage expanding the donor base for Jewish day schools.
The program, founded by the AVI CHAI and Kohelet Foundations in 2004, aids Jewish day schools by matching donations from new sources at a rate of 50 cents to the...
March 29, 2012 | 5:41 pm
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October 4, 2011 | 2:05 pm
The Oakland Hebrew Day School in California has raised $1 million in 10 months to match a grant from an anonymous donor.
The $2 million will be used to provide need-based scholarships for students to attend the Modern Orthodox day school, the Bay Area school announced Tuesday.
August 31, 2011 | 11:41 am
One of the most daunting challenges facing Jewish communities in North America is the high cost of living an Orthodox lifestyle. Particularly in these difficult economic times, when so many are either unemployed or underemployed, the financial demands seem overwhelming.
The No. 1...
June 8, 2011 | 10:58 am
I was a Jewish school skeptic.
When it was time to send our first child, our son, to school, my wife, a rabbi, insisted it be a Jewish school. I wondered, like a lot of parents, whether the quality of the education would be so superior to the local public school, or a similarly...
May 31, 2011 | 10:20 am
The only Jewish day school in Toledo, Ohio, is closing at the end of the school year due to a lack of enrollment.
The David S. Stone Hebrew Academy will shut down when the school year ends next week, the Toledo Blade reported.
The school, serving grades K-5, dropped from an...
May 10, 2011 | 3:12 pm
The headmaster of an Orthodox Jewish day school in Buenos Aires was attacked as he left the school.
Moshe Cohen, director of Heichal Hatora, was hit in the head with an iron bar Monday as his assailant shouted “Jew, Jew.” Cohen was hospitalized with a serious head injury. The...
May 9, 2011 | 10:32 am
A Baltimore Jewish day school will close at the end of this school year.
Yeshivat Rambam, which opened about 20 years ago and taught according to the Modern Orthodox philosophy of Torah U’Maddah, or Torah and secular knowledge, will shut down in June, it announced in a statement...
February 8, 2011 | 2:46 pm
What was so remarkable about the diversity of the 625 educators gathered at the North American Jewish Day School Conference at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Feb. 6-8 was that the diversity was unremarkable
The conference, only in its second year but sold out, is cosponsored by four...
September 8, 2009 | 12:46 pm
Rabbi Samuel Levine has a problem—and it’s echoing throughout the Jewish day school world.
Levine, the head of school at Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, Fla., has seen an increase of more than 20 percent in requests for financial aid from the past year. In 2008-09, the school...
October 31, 2008 | 6:07 pm
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August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Last year, Deena Messinger considered leaving her job as a kindergarten teacher at Sinai Akiva Academy in Westwood to teach at a secular private school or a public school. While Sinai pays well relative to other day schools, she said, a switch would mean higher salary and better...
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...
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Amid the troubling statistics of the 2000 National Jewish Population Survey, there is one genuinely positive trend. The percentage of children in Jewish day schools is the highest it's ever been. Twenty-nine percent of Jewish children today have attended a day school at some point....
June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm
There is no summertime lull at schools for Jewish education.
Even as day campers toting towel-stuffed beach bags invade day schools and synagogue religious classrooms, administrators are spending their summer scrambling to fill staff vacancies for September, at a time when qualified...