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  • Hillel 818 Salutes Educators

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 20, 2010 | 7:27 pm

    Hillel 818 held its ninth annual dinner celebration at Valley Beth Shalom on Jan. 28, honoring professors Donald Bleich, Zev Garber and Rita R. Werner with Distinguished Educator Awards. The dinner centerpieces, filled with needed school supplies, were donated to Community Build, an organization that helps at-risk youth. Hillel 818 represents more than 8,000 Jewish students at Pierce and Los Angeles Valley colleges and CSUN.

  • Seminaries getting $12 million boost to train educators

    September 8, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    Three Jewish seminaries across the denominational spectrum will receive a total of $12 million to help train new Jewish educators.

    The Jim Joseph Foundation announced Tuesday that it will distribute the grants over a five-year period to the Conservative movement’s Jewish...

  • A summertime find—future Jewish leaders

    By Zachary Lasker

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As a camper, Max Kates was full of energy, soaking up everything Camp Ramah in Ojai offered. He loved sports, singing, his friends and Shabbat. When the summer arrived for him to join the staff, he immediately applied to participate in Ramah's counselor leadership-training program....
  • Retaining Educators No Easy Assignment

    By Chanan Tigay

    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...

  • Learn to Remember

    By Julie G Fax

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Skip Aldrich signals a student to turn down the lights and flips on the projector. An image of a gaunt concentration camp inmate hunched over a workbench evokes a collective gasp from the 10th-grade world history class at John C. Fremont High School in South Los Angeles....

  • Giving Adult Students Credit They Deserve

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A group of local Jewish educators are seeking funding to start a novel adult-education academy that would grant a certificate of recognition to students who complete its requirements over three years.

    The Orange County Academy of Jewish Growth and Learning is envisioned as a way to...

  • Israel on the Agenda

    By Julie G Fax

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Jewish educators from around the country met for a five-day institute this summer at the University of Judaism, leaders at the Whizin Institute for Jewish Family Life did the only thing they could for their daylong slot of teaching. They scrapped their usual plenaries and...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Satisfies Medavoyeurs

    About 60 people came to West Hollywood's Wyndham Bel Age Hotel for an evening with Mike Medavoy. The Oscar-blessed movie producer and former studio chief -- behind such hits as "Rocky," "Annie Hall," "10," "Platoon," "Philadelphia," "Hoosiers" and "Silence...

  • Community Briefs

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    New CSUN Hillel Leader

    Rabbi Jordan E. Goldson will become the director of Hillel at California State University at Northridge. Goldson, currently the director of public relations of Kiryat Shemona College of Advanced Jewish Studies in Israel, will begin his new appointment in...