Jewish Journal

Tag: Education

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Innovating the Israeli classroom

    2 weeks ago

    Imagine a revolutionary classroom for kids with attention and learning disorders: bouncy chairs made from yoga balls, distraction-free décor, walled-off cubicles, desks on wheels and a touch of the outdoors.

    Only there’s no need to imagine it, now that the unique “Yes I Can!”...

  • Skip college — embrace Judaism and learn a trade

    October 30, 2015 | 9:51 am

    The conventional profile of American Jews is that they tend to be highly educated and work in professions like medicine, finance, law and the academy.

    Jews, of course, “value education,” as the trope about the “People of the Book” goes. And American Jews, since they started...

  • Program teaches parents to raise curious kids – Israeli style

    October 20, 2015 | 12:22 pm

    Idis Arugeta used to come home from a long day of work and stick her toddler in front of the TV. But she said an Israeli-created home visitation program has changed the way she parents.

    Now Arugeta said she sets aside one-on-one time to do things like read with her daughter — and...

  • Israel’s Christian schools reopen after month of strike

    October 7, 2015 | 4:17 pm

    On Sept. 28, one of the longest academic strikes in Israel’s history finally came to an amicable close when students enrolled in Israel’s Christian school system belatedly began their school year after 27 days of protests by teachers, administrators, parents and students.


  • YULA students pair with Arab teens to tour Holy Land

    October 6, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Rachel Dahan remembered being nervous about meeting the four Arab-Israeli girls who would be among her traveling companions this summer during a two-week class trip across the Holy Land. 

    “On the plane, our teacher asked us to write down what we were expecting,” said Dahan, now a...

  • Darko Academy finds a home

    October 6, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    On a recent afternoon, a half-dozen or so school-age children were working together with adults to unload chairs, tables, boxes of pens and papers, board games, globes and books — lots of books — from a moving truck. The items — and the children — had arrived at the new home of...

  • Ohr Moshe: Where students with special needs feel welcome

    October 6, 2015 | 12:32 pm

    Daniel Lewkowicz travels more than an hour each way from his home on a moshav to the Ohr Moshe School in Beit Shemesh, almost 20 miles west of Jerusalem, but he doesn’t mind the commute. 

    “This school is so good it’s worth the trip,” Lewkowicz, 16, said during a break from his...

  • Program aims to improve Hebrew education by focusing on teachers

    October 6, 2015 | 12:15 pm

    For years, many graduates of Jewish day schools around the world — and their parents — have expressed disappointment in their level of Hebrew proficiency despite years of Jewish education. 

    To help solve that problem — and in the process afford Hebrew educators the same respect...

  • Brand-new labs, advanced equipment prep students for sci-tech careers

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 6, 2015 | 11:07 am

    While Jewish day schools across Los Angeles have always tried to keep children and teens rooted in their ancient faith, new programs are now helping students develop the skills and creativity needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Over the past decade, secular and...

  • Why Jewish educators need to teach the Palestinian perspective

    September 28, 2015 | 8:49 am

    As the new school year gets underway, Jewish educators are making decisions regarding how best to teach about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Most begin with the premise that Jewish students should learn to support Israel and defend its government. Throughout the year,...

  • The year of the creative in Jewish education

    September 9, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    This week, countless young children in Jewish schools of all varieties will bring home familiar handmade crafts for the Jewish New Year: paper towel tube shofarot, “stained glass” honey dishes made of plastic bowls and colored with markers, and decorated “Shanah Tovah” cards. Many...

  • The Betzavta Method: Turning Conflict into an Opportunity for Growth

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    August 31, 2015 | 11:14 pm

    "Conflict is a different form of aliveness" ~ Wendel Meldrum

    After gaining invaluable experiences and skills in conflict resolution, my perception of everyday conflicts and misunderstandings is increasingly met as a chance for gaining greater self-awareness, self-transformation,...

  • Arab local councils set to strike beginning of school year

    August 31, 2015 | 9:08 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Salim Sleibi, the mayor of the Israeli Arab town of Majd al-Krum, should be getting ready for the opening of the school year on September 1. Instead, he is preparing for a strike that will keep the 5000 students in his town home...

  • Getting “The Finger” on Florida Highways

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 30, 2015 | 4:36 pm

    I've always been a safe driver. Perhaps overly cautious (according to my husband) at times, but it's kept me alive and intact ... thus far. A late learner of necessity (former subway-riding New Yorker moves to suburban South Florida), I was never one to glamorize vehicles or thrill...

  • When Your Child Isn’t on the Guest List

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    August 25, 2015 | 5:38 pm

    Jewish schooling is a huge investment.  We spend a large portion of our after tax money to belong to a community that is loving, nurturing and all inclusive.  The school constituents become our family. 

    For years, I heard the complaints of friends with older children attending...

  • LAUSD board president Steve Zimmer talks about getting back to basics

    August 12, 2015 | 3:06 pm

    Steve Zimmer was first elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board in 2009 after coming to town as a Teach for America trainee and then teaching for 17 years. Now he helps guide the nation’s second-largest public school system, serving nearly 700,000 students...

  • Art, Medicine, and a Real Education

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 5, 2015 | 9:49 am

    More and more doctors today are using methods taught in art class to help diagnose their patients. Yes, art class.

    At a time when budget cuts are marching in lockstep to slash, or eliminate, art lessons at the elementary and high school level, universities are embracing the study...

  • It’s a Wonderful Wheelchair Life

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 30, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Americans are known for changing jobs, homes, even states of residence and careers with almost careless aplomb. As they get older, studies show they are more than likely to change their religion or political party affiliation. Still, only a major accident, illness or brush with...

  • Only a Cockeyed Cynic

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 10, 2015 | 1:05 pm

    I can point to the moment it happened. The very moment this lifelong optimist became a cynic — albeit (one still hopes) only a "cockeyed" one.

    It happened while listening to BBC news on the radio a few minutes past 8:00 am on November 18. Their headline story focused on our...

  • Confessions of a Jewish Atheist

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 6, 2015 | 11:45 am

    We were seated at a round table at our local Jewish Community Center, awaiting our tax-dollar-funded senior meal, when the man at my left began a conversation (or, shall I say, confrontation). "You know, the first monotheist wasn't Jewish," he bellowed. "He was an Egyptian king who...

  • American Football gets an F!

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 29, 2015 | 5:27 am

    Attention all parents! Before signing your kids up for the football team at camp — or during the school year — you must read this.

    And the results are in: Playing football is bad for your health. It's bad even if you haven't suffered multiple concussions — even if you haven't...

  • The passion of Powell

    By Ryan Torok

    June 10, 2015 | 1:06 pm

    New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) is getting a new name on July 1, becoming de Toledo High School in honor of a gift its namesake family provided last year.

    Some have called the donation of an undisclosed amount from Philip and Alyce de Toledo of Sherman Oaks a...

  • Medication Nation

    By Mindy Leaf

    May 21, 2015 | 11:48 am

    You'd think we'd know better by now—or at least learn from our mistakes. But while first world problems concerning recreational drug use may have changed over time (both in purpose and side effects), the practice continues, and is likely more widespread than ever. Back in the...

  • Awards, “green” Knesset, unique teens and more - This week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 16, 2015 | 9:48 am

    The Israeli App that brings video to Twitter

    Meet Meerkat, the new Israeli app that has achieved almost overnight success, has taken Twitter by storm, and has earned widespread coverage in the media and on websites around the globe. Meerkat allows Twitter users to stream video of...

  • Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 - when anti-Semitism takes over.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 4, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    The Israeli Apartheid Week, currently taking place in campuses worldwide, has taken a frightening anti-Semitic turn. This radicalization had led Jewish pro-Israel students to refrain from standing up to this “Hate Fest,” and worse - to hide their identity because they fear of being...

  • Peanut Allergy:  Eat Peanuts Early Like Israelis?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 25, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    Deadly peanut allergies are on the rise, not just in the United States but around the world.

    Israeli children have lower rates of peanut allergy when compared to Jewish children of similar ancestry in the United Kingdom.  Israelis consider the popular peanut-flavored Bamba their...

  • Before your favorite teacher dies

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 20, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    On City Cisco Island, Aunt Suzy saw funny men.

    That sentence is a mnemonic that Mr. Jaeger taught us.  The first letter of each word stands for a molecule in the Krebs citric acid cycle, the pathway that converts food to energy.  The O in “On” stands for Oxaloacetate; the C in...

  • My Father’s Story and Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 19, 2015 | 7:46 am

    My father was a mining engineer.  He lost his father at an early age and assumed the role of a father to his younger siblings and the bread winner to his family.  He climbed his way up to the highest level a Jew had ever achieved as an engineer in Iran.  He was trusted by the...

  • In Search of a Better Life.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    He was only twelve years old.  All he had was a bike and a kiss from his parents.  He left his village in Iran to travel to the capital in search of a better life.  He died surrounded by his children and a loving community at 86.

    If you showed up late to his memorial and missed...

  • How to fight anti-Semitism online?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 3, 2014 | 8:18 am

    What do you do when you see hate speech on your Facebook or Twitter feed? Do you calm yourself down, swallow the bitter pill and move on, or do you comment bravely and report the image/page/user/group?

    For Israeli student Shay Amiran- Pugachov, fighting anti-Semitism and hate...

    Page 1     of 47 pages        1 2 3 >  Last ›