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  • Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance

    May 16, 2016 | 1:34 pm

    As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local swearing-in ceremony for new American citizens.

    As a result of that experience, I...

  • Many Jewish day schools closed in response to LAUSD threat, now deemed a hoax

    By Ryan Torok

    December 15, 2015 | 2:33 pm

    A handful of Jewish day schools in the Los Angeles area responded on Dec. 15 to a threat to L.A. schools by either canceling classes or enacting other precautions, such as increasing campus security. By midday, the threat was deemed a hoax according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank),...

  • What Jewish schools are teaching in sex ed

    October 6, 2015 | 11:55 am

    Just because Judaism permits sex only within the confines of marriage doesn’t mean all Jewish day schools avoid teaching how to put on a condom or what sexually transmitted diseases are. Jewish law is taught in Jewish day school classes, as are the reproductive system, menstrual...

  • What Jewish schools are teaching in sex ed

    September 10, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    Just because Judaism permits sex only within the confines of marriage doesn’t mean Jewish day schools aren’t teaching how to put a condom on or what sexually transmitted diseases are.

    While abstinence and Jewish law are taught in Jewish day school classes, so are the reproduction...

  • Fundraising program for day schools meets goal

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    June 17, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    Five local day schools have collected more than 21 million ways to make Jewish education more affordable in Los Angeles.

    A multiyear program to raise cash endowments and focus on tuition assistance called the Los Angeles High School Affordability Initiative finally met its goal...

  • 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,...

  • O.U. boosting effort to bring gov’t funding into Jewish schools

    By Rebecca Weiner

    December 30, 2014 | 11:22 am

    The Orthodox Union is launching a multimillion-dollar advocacy campaign to increase government funding for Jewish day schools in New York.

    The organization will be adding staff to the 10 full-timers already working on the issue and launching a multi-year campaign, according to...

  • A dinner party approach to labor negotiations

    November 4, 2014 | 10:40 am

    As we noted this week, Barrack Hebrew Academy is unusual among Jewish day schools for having a teachers union – and a strong one at that.

    The suburban Philadelphia school also stands out because the teachers and board, which recently negotiated a new contract, have a unique...

  • A community of arguers

    June 11, 2014 | 11:09 am

    Jewish day schools have a curious relationship with speech and debate programs. Argumentation is central to the Jewish tradition and to enduring stereotypes of the Jewish people — two Jews, three opinions — but speech and debate as an extracurricular activity has not been...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Opinion: On the money

    By David Suissa

    December 22, 2011 | 11:40 am

    What do you do when you run out of money? When you’re about to be evicted from your home, or having trouble feeding your kids, or simply can’t afford the basic necessities of life? What happens, also, when you can’t afford certain things you consider crucial — like sending...

  • Tuition grants, endowments to benefit day schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 10, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    More than half the students in Los Angeles Jewish day schools receive financial aid to pay tuition, which runs between $12,000 and $30,000 per year. And with both tuition and the number of students requiring aid expected to continue climbing, BJE: Builders of Jewish Education is...

  • School’s suit over Kohl’s contest is tossed

    March 7, 2011 | 10:14 am

    A lawsuit filed by a Florida school against two Jewish day schools in the state over a national online contest sponsored by Kohl’s was dismissed.

    A judge in Broward County, Fla., dismissed the suit on March 3, saying that the owners of the Abi’s Place school for disabled children...

  • Scholarships help keep middle-income kids in Jewish schools

    By Julie G Fax

    December 18, 2008 | 2:11 am

    Amid the cascade of bad economic news of the past few months, five Jewish high schools in Los Angeles received some good news last week.

    The Jim Joseph Foundation, based in San Francisco, awarded the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles a...

  • Concierges help families sort through education options

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Barbara Luboff and her husband were thrilled that their young granddaughters would be staying with them for six weeks over the summer. The family -- parents and grandparents -- wanted to give the girls "a good dose of Judaism while they were in L.A.," Luboff said, in large part to...
  • Baltimore grant could set day school trend

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish day school officials are looking at a recent $15 million tuition-relief grant from the Baltimore-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore as a trend-setting move to alleviate one of the biggest challenges facing...
  • Court Writes Off Deductions

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

    For Jewishly committed parents, that saying should extend to one other area: private school tuition.

    Michael Sklar, a Tarzana accountant, recently tried to make a change to that rule and failed. On Jan. 31, the 9th U.S. Circuit...