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  • Kadima gets $1.2 million grant for mid-income new families

    By Julie Bien

    March 12, 2014 | 12:43 pm

    Kadima Day School in West Hills has received a donation of $1.2 million for grants to help middle-income families who do not currently have children enrolled in Jewish day schools.

    The gift, which was announced Feb. 25, came from Shawn and Dorit Evenhaim of Calabasas. The couple...

  • Worcester, Mass., synagogue, day school building seized by IRS

    December 24, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    A building housing a synagogue and Jewish day school in Worcester, a city in central Massachusetts, has been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Yeshiva Achei Tmimim synagogue and Yeshiva Academy day school in Worcester were seized for “nonpayment of internal revenue taxes,”...

  • Gifted diaspora teens

    November 8, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    Growing up in Los Angeles, Asaf Shasha, then 16, had everything a teenager could want: a loving family, good friends and a comfortable home. 

    Still, Shasha couldn’t shake the feeling that there was more to life than the fancy gadgets prized by the kids at his Jewish day school....

  • Reimagining religious school

    November 8, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    From my first interview at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) in 2009, when the search committee declared, “We want revolution, not evolution!” to the visioning work I do with families today, my purpose at the congregation has been clear: to help families build deeper relationships...

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  • 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...

  • Study: Orthodox Jewish males transmitted mumps in school

    November 1, 2012 | 11:12 am

    A mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey in which 97 percent of the more than 3,500 cases were Orthodox Jews was a result of the way Orthodox boys are schooled, according to a new study.

    study on the June 2009 to June 2010 outbreak in New York City, two upstate New York...

  • Day school catcher Max Ungar, drafted by Nationals, to play college ball

    June 14, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Max Ungar, the Maryland day school catcher drafted by the Washington Nationals, will forego the pros to play at Denison University in Ohio.

    The Washington Jewish Week reported that Ungar, 17, who recently graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, will...

  • N.J. bus drivers working on Thanksgiving driving Jewish students

    November 23, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Some school bus drivers in Lakewood, N.J., are expressing their displeasure with having to work on Thanksgiving driving Orthodox Jewish students to school.

    About 200 bus drivers will work on the holiday—half the number of a regular school day—taking some 18,000 Orthodox students to...

  • Are day schools the ‘magic carpet?’

    By Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    One of my "headmasters for the day" this year was a first-grader. In case you don't know it, there's a big difference between first- graders, sixth-graders and eighth-graders. Sixth-graders will say what they think you want to hear. Eighth-graders will say just the opposite of what...
  • New faces in town as two Orthodox schools debut

    By Daniella Wexler

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Two new Orthodox day schools -- a preschool and a high school -- are scheduled to debut this year in Los Angeles, enhancing the Jewish educational landscape with nuanced curricula and sophisticated schooling methodologies.

    Ohr Letzion will begin as a preschool dedicated to...

  • Day school teacher program seeks to improve quality of instruction

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After spending more than a decade working abroad for news outlets, including ABC News and the Jerusalem Post, Jacob Wirtschafter began to ask himself some midlife questions.

    "What am I doing to help build community?" he wondered.

    As the eldest of four siblings and a former camp...

  • School in Ukraine resists alleged Chabad takeover

    By Vladimir Matveyev

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A pluralistic Jewish school in Ukraine fended off what its sponsors say were attempts by Chabad to take over one of the oldest Jewish day schools in the former Soviet Union.

    Last week the Jerusalem-based Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, affiliated with the Masorti, or...
  • Success of Jewish day schools breeds crisis

    By Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was, I believe, a disarmingly candid statement during my interview in 1977 that helped get me my job as headmaster of Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles.

    "If I were on the board of a day school seeking to hire a headmaster," I said, "I am not the person I would hire -- yet." At...
  • A Chilling Raid

    By Julie Drucker

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    None of the 1,500 children at a Jewish day school in Caracas will forget drop-off on the morning of Nov. 29. On that morning last week, 25 government investigators, some of them armed and hooded, intercepted busloads of kids and turned them away.

    Pandemonium broke loose as...

  • Russian Emigre’s Tales of New World

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The three A's in "Natasha" are filled in by tiny stylized Matryoshka dolls, the traditional Russian stacking dolls, on the book jacket of David Bezmozgis' radiant debut (Farrar Straus and Giroux, $18).

    In this collection of linked stories, the three figures at the center are a...

  • Everyday Hebrew

    By Adam Wills

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Meseret Rubin started learning modern Hebrew for the sake of her family.

    Rubin and her Israeli husband, Amir, are raising their two children in a Westside home where any one of four languages are spoken at any given time. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the...

  • Spreading the Word

    By Julie Wiener

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Shirley Kotler of Los Angeles said her commitment to day schools stems from her interest in "perpetuating Judaism."

    "I'm frightened about assimilation," said Kotler, who funds the modern Orthodox Shalhevet school, which her grandchildren attend, and created an endowed faculty position...

  • An Unaccustomed Sound

    By Beverly Gray

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Today's schools tend to have only limited resources for music instruction, and Jewish day schools are no exception. And in an American Jewish community dominated by Ashkenazic-descended households, Sephardic culture remains a mystery to many Jewish children. Happily, the Maurice...
  • Common Ground

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If Aryeh Scheinberg were your typical Orthodox rabbi, the Jewish community of San Antonio would be engulfed right now in an ugly fight that would leave everyone a loser, most of all the children. But Scheinberg isn't typical, and the Jews of south Texas are at peace. Last August the...
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