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Tag: High School
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Imagine asking your 16-year-old daughter and day school student, Maya, “What did you learn today?”
Instead of the usual, “I dunno, nothing,” you get this:
“I am working to weld an iron banister, but we need to understand how heat and pressure affect various metal compositions...
November 8, 2012 | 9:27 am
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Shalhevet high school is close to finalizing a deal to sell more than half of its 2.4 acres to a property developer who plans to build an apartment complex on the lot at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard.
The plan will put Shalhevet on firmer financial...
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A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so the baskets of pita and dried dates placed on every table remained untouched.
And Yom Kippur was more than a month away....
August 8, 2012 | 3:45 pm
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Having recently attended the college graduation of our middle child, I could not stop thinking what I might have said if given the opportunity to offer the commencement address. Here are five thoughts:
1)Continue to learn and teach.
At the moment you were born — whether conscious...
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In a city where some of the very rich are willing to pay $1 billion-plus for the bankrupt Dodgers baseball team, why can’t anyone spare $500,000 to support an Academic Decathlon program that brings luster to the often criticized Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)?...
March 15, 2012 | 12:48 pm
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While Jews all over the world gathered on March 7 to retell the story of Purim, the nine Jews on the Calabasas high school boys basketball team celebrated differently: by playing in their first California Interscholastic Federation State Tournament.
The Coyotes, with five starters...
February 27, 2012 | 3:39 pm
February 2, 2012 | 11:21 am
A Jewish student at a Maryland high school was asked to prove that he wore a yarmulke for religious reasons.
Caleb Tanenbaum, 17, was asked by the administration of Northwood High School in Silver Spring to provide a letter from a rabbi explaining why he wore the plain, off-white knitted kippah, Patch in Wheaton, Md., reported.
Caleb, an Israeli by birth, decided recently to wear a kippah, according to the news website.
September 6, 2011 | 4:37 pm
June 8, 2011 | 12:58 pmEach year, we profile a group of “outstanding high school seniors” culled from the many nominations sent in by you, our readers. And each year, we find it almost impossible to decide between the many extraordinary leaders, givers and enormously talented graduating teens.
May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm
Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood. The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...
May 12, 2011 | 4:05 pm
One of the three Calabasas High School students who confessed to defacing their school with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti last month is Jewish, a detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department involved in the investigation told the Jewish Journal on Thursday....
May 3, 2011 | 6:14 pm
Read more on this story here.
On April 27, just hours after three Calabasas High School students had been arrested in connection with the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti scrawled on their school’s campus late on the night of April 22, life at this well-groomed, suburban public...
February 10, 2011 | 11:45 am
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A Baltimore Jewish day school will close its high school division at the end of the school year due to financial problems.
Yeshivat Rambam, which opened 10 years ago, announced Sunday that it would close its high schools for boys and girls while working to strengthen the enrollment...
November 1, 2010 | 9:45 am
A high school where a group of students played a highway chase game called “Beat the Jew” will study a new tolerance curriculum.
Administrators at the La Quinta High School in Southern California and Desert Sands Unified School District have accepted an offer from the Jewish...
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