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  • With help, local schools grow their endowments

    January 14, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    The endowment at Oakwood School, a private, nonsectarian day school in North Hollywood, adds up to nearly $20 million. Compare that to Los Angeles-area Jewish day schools and things just don’t equate — some have no endowment at all, and at many others, the endowment is, at best,...

  • Moving and shaking: Joseph Lieberman honored, Shalom Institute gala and 3G at LAMOTH

    By Ryan Torok

    January 8, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman was the honored guest at the Jan. 4 panel discussion “Setting Educational Policy for the 21st Century” at Young Israel of North Beverly Hills. Organized by Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy and moderated by Museum of Tolerance Director Liebe Geft, the...

  • When giants fall

    December 30, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    I probably should have written these words earlier.

    I fell into the all too familiar trap of pushing things off until they are seemingly too late.

    In the past two months I, along with the Los Angeles Jewish community, lost two giants and I failed to tell them how much they...

  • Rabbi Menachem Gottesman, educator and builder of Modern Orthodox life in L.A., 84

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 30, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    Rabbi Menachem Gottesman, longtime dean of Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills and the school’s heart, mind and soul for 42 years, died on Dec. 25, 2014, at 84. An inspiring, pioneering Jewish educator and institution-builder, Gottesman touched and influenced thousands...
  • Educators must experiment with experimentation

    June 11, 2014 | 11:38 am

    On a recent cross-country flight home from an education conference in Washington, D.C., I found myself seated next to a NASA scientist. As is customary, we each talked about our work, and when he asked about Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, I told him about the child-centered...

  • Rabbi wins big for education innovation

    June 11, 2014 | 10:20 am

    Rabbi Yisroel Boruch Sufrin, head of school at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, has been awarded a $36,000 grant  — plus $5,000 for his school — from a New York foundation that supports Jewish education.

    On May 19, the Covenant Foundation announced Sufrin as one of...

  • Young friends of the IDF

    October 30, 2013 | 1:01 pm

    As the black SUVs pulled up to the Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy on West Olympic Boulevard in Beverly Hills, a star-struck reception began. More than 500 students waved miniature Israeli flags and sang “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem.” Twelve Israeli soldiers, in their olive and...

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    March 20, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Los Angeles educator Jason Ablin has been hired as the principal of general studies at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy. Ablin, who has served as the coordinator of curriculum development at Shalhevet School and as head of Milken Community High School, replaces Jeffrey Tremblay, who...

  • Class notes: Students attend ‘Israel High;’ Boychik Scouts; Honors abound

    By Julie G Fax

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Shayna Gilbert agreed to humor her daughter by letting her apply to a high school program in Israel, thinking she wouldn't get in and the plan would never work.

    But this week, Noa Miriam Gilbert-McNabb is leaving for high school in Kfar Chabad through the Elite Academy, a program...