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  • Memoir recalls educator’s hardships, success in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    When local Iranian Jews gathered to honor Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during the last century, Temple Beth El in West Hollywood was filled to capacity.

    Treating him like a rock star, the crowd mobbed 70-something...

  • Low Wages Force Workers to Struggle

    By Marc Ballon

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For Vera Haim, teaching Jewish children about their religion, history and culture gave her life a deeper meaning. For 17 years, the 53-year-old Israeli-born educator taught at Jewish nursery schools throughout Southern California, most recently at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland...

  • Finding a Role for Woznica

    By Marc Ballon

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    David Woznica was anything but a model Hebrew school student. At Congregation Adat Ari El in North Hollywood, his exasperated teachers often made him sit alone on "the bench" as punishment for interrupting them with jokes and whispers.

    Fast forward 35 years. On a recent Friday night,...

  • Being Greene

    By Beverly Gray

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Brian Greene thinks of himself as a product of the University of Judaism (UJ).

    Since 1983, when he left his native Vancouver to pursue a UJ undergraduate degree, he has largely remained connected to the university, as a student first and then as a faculty member in the school of...

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  • Tall

    By Deb Miller

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Full of drama, ancient wisdom and suspense, "Storahtelling" is live revival bibliodrama, and it's coming to a synagogue in Beverly Hills.

    This Shabbat, Amichai Lau-Lavie -- Jewish educator, descendant of 35 generations of rabbis, and Jewish visionary -- will employ a revolutionary...

  • What’s the Jewish Stake in LAUSD?

    By Eric Roth

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Helen Burnstein, the former president of the United Teachers of Los Angles, used to argue, "Teachers want what students need." Many Jewish educators and parents feel the same way about Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). "Jews want what LAUSD needs." Educational excellence,...
  • Chanukah Calendar

    By Rob Kutner

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles celebrated the launch of its anti-illiteracy program KOREH Los Angeles in September, the focus was on educators and celebrities to read children's books to kids. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the spotlight at that event were some...
  • A Teacher’s Guide to Parents

    By Beverly Gray

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    What do Jewish educators think about Jewishparents? To get the inside scoop, I turned to "Jewish Parents: ATeacher's Guide." It's a recent co-venture by Joel Grishaver and Dr.Ron Wolfson, both veteran teachers and observers of the Jewisheducational scene. The irrepressible Grishaver,...
  • Families, Then and Now

    By Diane Arieff

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Joel Grishaver. The Bible is rich in stories of passion, plagues, miracles and betrayals, but what about good parenting?

    "In truth, there is no good fathering in the Bible," said author and Jewish educator Joel Grishaver.

    Grishaver, who was asked by the Skirball Cultural Center to...

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