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  • Why Jewish educators need to teach the Palestinian perspective

    September 28, 2015 | 8:49 am

    As the new school year gets underway, Jewish educators are making decisions regarding how best to teach about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Most begin with the premise that Jewish students should learn to support Israel and defend its government. Throughout the year,...

  • When Your Child Isn’t on the Guest List

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    August 25, 2015 | 5:38 pm

    Jewish schooling is a huge investment.  We spend a large portion of our after tax money to belong to a community that is loving, nurturing and all inclusive.  The school constituents become our family. 

    For years, I heard the complaints of friends with older children attending...

  • Russian prosecutors investigate second Jewish educational institution

    June 15, 2015 | 3:09 pm

    For the second time in one month, Russian prosecutors conducted a surprise inspection at a Jewish educational institution.

    The latest inspection occurred earlier this month in Novgorod, a city located 335 miles northwest of Moscow, according to Russian Jewish Congress President...

  • Some good news coming out of France’s Jewish community: top-ranked schools

    April 13, 2015 | 10:19 am

    When mainstream French media report about Jewish schools, it’s usually not good news.

    Sometimes, the reports are about controversies surrounding public funding of such institutions in a country with a strong separation between religion and state.

    More often, the news is in the...

  • British PM pledges additional millions for security for Jewish schools, synagogues

    March 19, 2015 | 11:03 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged millions of dollars in new funds to Jewish schools and synagogues to be used for security.

    Cameron, speaking Wednesday at the annual dinner of the Community Security Trust, Britain’s Jewish security watchdog group, pledged about $14.9...

  • Brazil Jewish schools conclude first national conference

    March 13, 2015 | 2:16 pm

    Brazil’s Jewish communities held their first national conference for the faculty of the country’s approximately 20 major Jewish schools.

    Titled “National Encounter for Jewish Schools,” the two-day event’s opening session in Sao Paulo Sunday was attended by representatives from 18...

  • Soulful Education program offers students, teachers personal meaning

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    January 14, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    With thousands of years of history, wisdom and tradition to impart, it’s easy for Jewish schools and educators to sometimes forget to take the time to reflect upon them.

    This is a problem that Rabbi Aryeh Ben David, who at the time was working as the rabbinical educational...

  • N.Y. voters pass bond measure offering up to $38 million for Jewish schools

    November 5, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Voters in New York state passed a schools bond act that may provide up to $38 million in reimbursements to Jewish day schools and yeshivas.

    The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014, one of three referendums on the state ballot Tuesday, authorizes the state comptroller to issue and sell...

  • Day school affordability

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    November 8, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    In religious Jewish communities, the affordability of day schools is one of the most discussed social challenges. Supporting vibrant, successful, viable Jewish day schools is no less than supporting the Jewish future — our children are our future, and the values we demonstrate and...

  • Grant contest will award Jewish day schools new classroom technology

    By Rachel Heller

    March 23, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    Jewish day schools in the Los Angeles area have until April 1 to take part in a unique contest that will award grants of up to $25,000 for cutting-edge classroom technology and programs.

    The Technology for Schools Grant Contest, open to day schools across the country, is a new...

  • Pittsburgh day schools offering free tuition

    March 13, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    Pittsburgh’s Jewish day schools are offering free tuition to new students in grades 3-11 for the coming school year.

    The initiative is being paid for by the three schools—the Community Day School, Hillel Academy and Yeshiva Schools, all in the residential Squirrel Hill neighborhood...

  • A Shalhevet Response

    By Beatrice Levavi

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    "What's Next for Shalhevet?" by Julie Gruenbaum Fax appeared in these pages on Feb. 4. Reactions of Shalhevet

    parents, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and, indeed, even its rivals, have ranged from rage and outrage to tears and dismay.

    From the beginning of the article...

  • Holocaust Arts Contest

    By Mike Levy

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    By 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust was packed with parents, teachers, survivors and dozens of students who had participated in the Jay Shalmoni Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest. The May 22 reception honored those students, each of whom had spoken to a Holocaust...