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  • Jack Black will do anything to get into Hebrew school [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    April 30, 2012 | 11:39 am

    Jack Black will sing, dance, and do whatever you need to believe he’s qualified for Hebrew school.

  • Amar’e Stoudemire thinking about opening a Hebrew school

    November 29, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    According to the New York Daily News gossip page, Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks “is interested in opening a Hebrew school, which would focus on teaching the language and Jewish history. The insider says the idea appears to be on the back burner for the time being but...

  • To Be or Not to Be, Rich…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 3, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Please tell me how can anyone get ahead in this world, financially that is?  I should rephrase: how can an average person with children get a head in this world?

    I sit here pondering that question while staring at the Orthodontic Invoice for my fifth-grader’s teeth!  Three...

  • My (early) ‘golden years’

    By Jay Firestone

    July 9, 2008 | 9:11 pm

    My nursing home is my mattress, my "stories" are Sunday morning football and my "meals-on-wheels" program is a delivery of Buffalo wings. At 24 years old, this is my retirement -- from teaching religious school.

    For the past nine years, I've devoted a portion of my week to educating...

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  • Stumbling through my bat mitzvah

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    My bat mitzvah was an unmitigated disaster.

    I'd hoped the guests would be as taken as I was with my dress, first high heels and the orange and yellow petit fours at the Kiddush.

    But instead, they were left with an altogether different image when I fell while parading the Torah scroll...

  • Shadows of Shoah in ‘Snicket’ World

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Daniel Handler looks like a character in one of his own "Lemony Snicket" novels. At a breakfast interview with The Journal at a New York café, he wears a pinstriped suit with a handkerchief in the pocket -- reminiscent of something the bumbling Mr. Poe might wear when he...

  • Out of the Car, Into the Classroom

    By Jane Ulman

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Years ago, Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom would run up and down the Hebrew school carpool line handing out cassette tapes of his and Rabbi Harold Schulweis' sermons.

    "If you're not going to come inside, at least listen to this," he'd tell parents.

    Today Feinstein...

  • Tale of Two Schools

    By Ted Roberts

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Miss Smith, my third-grade teacher at Vollentine Grammar School, stood facing the class with her arm around my shoulders. She was a large woman the size of two or three of today's fashion models, with gray hair pulled back from a ruddy, round face. All I knew of her personal life was...

  • Hebrew, Anyone?

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If you thought Hebrew school was just for bar and bat mitzvah students, think again. This fall, tens of thousands of Jews around the United States and Canada are learning to read and write Hebrew through Read Hebrew America/Canada. The campaign, which is made possible by the National...

  • Orthodox Hoopster Skips Big Game for Shabbat

    By Peter Ephross

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Add Tamir Goodman's name to the small Hebrew school sports pantheon.

    Like baseball star Sandy Koufax -- who refused to pitch in the first game of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur -- Goodman refused to compete in a post-season tournament game because it conflicted...

  • Dropping Out

    By Julie Wiener

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Elliot Maltz had a Bar Mitzvah two years ago, but he says his Hebrew school experience was "really boring" and "discouraged me from future practice."

    Maltz, a West Hartford, Conn., 15-year-old who spends most of his free time playing sports, says being Jewish is important to him, but...

  • Seders Offered for Hearing Impaired

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Sharon Ann Dror, born deaf, didn't enjoy seders with her hearing family while growing up in a traditional Jewish home in Santa Monica. She could read lips, but she couldn't see peoples' faces as they read from behind their Haggadot.

    "I felt frustrated and bored," recalls the...

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