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  • Net gains: Sports programs can score big for Jewish day schools

    4 days ago

    To understand the place of athletics at a Jewish day school, attend a recruitment open house and watch the children’s eyes. As they listen to the descriptions or tour the stations set up to display the school’s programs and activities, look for the moments when the spark of...

  • L.A. grad Max Levin wounded in Gaza, recovering in Petah Tikva hospital

    By Jared Sichel

    July 24, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    Max Levin, a 21-year-old New Community Jewish High School (NJCHS) graduate and Israeli soldier, is recovering in a central Israel hospital following injuries he sustained Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, when a booby-trapped house collapsed, killing three members of his paratrooper...

  • Sandy Hook anniversary prompts Jewish institutions to review security

    By Jared Sichel

    December 13, 2013 | 11:33 am

    On Dec. 14, 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with a semi-automatic rifle and two semi-automatic handguns, he easily broke through the school security system.

    Cameras dotted the school’s perimeter and the school even had a “sally port” system,...

  • Buy a sign, build a sukkah

    September 4, 2013 | 11:21 am

    Four Jewish institutions have teamed up to build a sukkah composed entirely of homeless signs. They are asking the public to purchase and donate the signs in time for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

    New Community Jewish High School, Milken Community High School, Valley Beth Shalom...

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  • New Jew to reopen at former West Hills campus

    By Ryan Torok

    August 7, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    In a way, New Community Jewish High School’s Purim shpiels said it all. For the past several years, students at New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) — founded in 2002 and commonly known as New Jew, for short — would use the opportunity of Purim, when it’s customary to perform...

  • Charter school moving to Shomrei Torah

    July 2, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    Shomrei Torah Synagogue has found a new occupant for the space on its West Hills campus that once belonged to New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS). Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School is moving its eighth- to 12th-grade students and its business operations from...

  • Technology makes education omnipresent

    June 19, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    There was a time when students at Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School took annual fieldtrips to Spanish missions in California and wrapped up the experience with a final product that may seem as old-fashioned as the structures themselves — a written report.

    That all changed...

  • Left without a JCC, Valley Jews look to start anew

    March 6, 2013 | 5:41 am

    For Amanda Prosin, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center in Sherman Oaks was her Jewish home when she was growing up. She went there for summer camp, learned about Jewish holidays and made lasting relationships. For her, it made Judaism, well, fun.

    That sense of community is what...

  • New Jew breaks ground

    By Ryan Torok

    November 15, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    Months after the former JCC at Milken closed its doors at the Bernard Milken Campus in West Hills, officials representing the property’s new owners — New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) — organized a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new campus.

    “A lot of us have been...

  • Healthy, kosher hot lunches rare in L.A. Jewish schools

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 8, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    On a Thursday this past March, at around 11:40 a.m., the alluring scent of chicken schnitzel – freshly breaded and pan-fried — wafted through the parking lot of New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) in West Hills.

    The source was a truck from Alex Felkai’s kosher catering...

  • Turning tragedy into prevention

    By Ryan Torok

    June 6, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    Agoura High School senior Brian Hertz was shaken when a student at New Community Jewish High School died in a car accident in February 2010.

    “I was just shocked because it was so awful,” he said.

    Adir Vered was killed when the vehicle he was traveling in crashed into a parked...

  • Online program aids learning for Jewish special-needs kids

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 8, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    Daniel Ozer-Ross studies hard. He does his homework. And it’s not enough.

    A freshman at New Community Jewish High School, the 14-year-old has, since preschool, battled visual-processing challenges that have impaired his short-term memory and made it difficult to remember what he...

  • Combining rigorous debate, humble leadership

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 8, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    At the end of Danny Hirsch’s first week at New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS), a fellow freshman tapped him on the shoulder as he sat eating lunch, alone.

    Showing genuine concern, the student wanted to know if Danny was mute, since he had yet to speak to another student.

    ...
  • New Community Jewish High School buys Milken JCC campus

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 15, 2010 | 10:19 am

    New Community Jewish High School (New Jew) has reached an agreement to purchase the four-acre Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus in West Hills from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    Details of the deal, including purchase price, have not been released, and the...

  • Eagle Vision

    By Julie G Fax

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Two boys from Boy Scout Troop 613 based at Shaarey Zedek Congregation in Valley Village were feted this month at a court of honor for having achieved the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank. Josh Bregman, 18, and Yehuda Jawary, 17, are the first in the troop to advance through the...

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