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  • Educating the educators, here and abroad

    March 26, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    A recent roundtable discussion between local and Israeli educators has kindled a desire on both sides to collaborate in an effort to tackle issues of universal significance. 

    “We learned that Israel is struggling with some of the same sorts of challenges we are here in the United...

  • Israel holds national exercise simulating rocket strikes on schools

    February 14, 2013 | 6:15 am

    A national exercise simulating rocket strikes took place in all schools and kindergartens in Israel.

    The exercise, held Thursday morning, was planned in advance as part of the 2013 training schedule for the country and was staged by the Home Front Command, in cooperation with the...

  • Does Counting Negative Comments Prove Anything?

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    February 6, 2013 | 7:00 am

    A new study called “Victims of Our Own Narratives?” was just published which claims “Dehumanizing characterizations of the other are rare in both Israeli and Palestinian school books.” If true, that’s great news. Dehumanizing characterizations of other people should have no place...

  • Yeshiva University ranks as 4th most popular U.S. college

    February 2, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.

    The annual rankings are based on the percentage of students who attend a university out of the total number who are accepted to the school. According to the...

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  • Baltimore-area philanthropies changing the way they fund day schools

    December 21, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    Two Baltimore-based philanthropies are paring down a coordinated tuition grant program for area Jewish day schools but will still be giving to the schools.

    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation along with the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore made the...

  • Bill Boyarsky: LAUSD reaches out to middle class

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 26, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    Los Angeles’ new school superintendent, John Deasy, says one of his top goals is to persuade middle-class families, including Jewish parents, to return to the Los Angeles public schools. “It’s one of the major projects I have to deliver,” he said.

    I interviewed Deasy last...

  • The Education of LAUSD’s Steve Zimmer

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 5, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    It’s been dark for almost five hours, the city has slowed, and even the 101 Freeway is sparse and quiet. Steve Zimmer has just wrapped his last appointment, but rushing home seems foolish when a rare sit-down dinner is an option. Most days Zimmer hardly notices how alone he is,...

  • Schechter Institute employees return to work

    June 27, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Employees at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem returned to work following a seven-week walkout.

    A settlement between the institute’s management and workers was ratified at a general meeting of the workers and signed last Friday. The employees returned to work...

  • School Is in Session for Villaraigosa’s Critics

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 21, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    “A great school is an anchor for a neighborhood,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “A great school district is an anchor for a great city.”

    I was interviewing the mayor in his City Hall office last week about his heavy involvement in the Los Angeles public...

  • 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...

  • U.S. Schools Joining for Israel Education Master’s Program

    March 30, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Six American universities, including the School of Education at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, are teaming up to offer a master’s concentration program in Israel education.

    The program is being coordinated by the iCenter, a Chicago-based...

  • Milken school, Stephen S. Wise Temple severing ties

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 25, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    Milken Community High School and Stephen S. Wise Temple are severing ties, both institutions announced on March 25.

    In what both say is a fully amicable agreement, the board of Milken, a pluralistic school that also includes a middle school, and the board of the Reform synagogue,...

  • March Madness and the Evrit Eight

    March 17, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    The real March madness is thousands of Jewish high school seniors waiting to hear about college acceptance. And then what if they are accepted by more than one? How to decide? Since statistics show they favor certain schools, to aid their choices and soothe their jitters why not...

  • New Jew to relocate to larger, permanent West Hills campus

    By Rachel Heller

    January 27, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    “We now have a ‘makom’ — a sacred space in which to house our values,” said Bruce Powell, head of school at New Community Jewish High School, shortly after the deal was announced that New Jew may have finally found a permanent home — at the site of its first home.

    The...

  • Schwarzenegger making play dates with Medvedev

    By Julia Bendis

    January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.

    Here are my issues with...

  • School leaders arrested for cheating Israeli government

    November 22, 2010 | 11:04 am

    The leaders of six educational institutions accused of using fake identification cards to cheat the government of millions of shekels have been arrested.

    In raids on nonprofit organizations’ offices associated with the haredi Orthodox institutions, Israeli police reportedly...

  • Budget crunch forcing schools to cut, become creative

    September 8, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    Rabbi Samuel Levine has a problem—and it’s echoing throughout the Jewish day school world.

    Levine, the head of school at Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, Fla., has seen an increase of more than 20 percent in requests for financial aid from the past year. In 2008-09, the school...

  • Post-election healing — kumbaya in class and at the beach

    By Julie G Fax

    November 12, 2008 | 1:48 am

    Alison Weinreb, a teacher at Maimonides Academy in West Hollywood, invited her sixth-grade social studies class to her home for an election-night viewing party.

    As the electoral map turned increasingly blue, she noticed that her scattered Obama supporters were keeping pretty quiet --...

  • Public money for Jewish schools:
    Free not-quite-but-sort-of Jewish education

    By Julie G Fax

    August 28, 2008 | 1:49 am

    At the Ben Gamla school in Hollywood, Fla., students can get kosher food in the cafeteria, and many wear kippahs to school. They engage in acts of chesed, they worry about speaking lashon hara, and they are taught to treat each other and their teachers with derech eretz. But...
  • Briefs: L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea; Police Chief Bratton warns terrorism will be threat for the rest of our lives

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Koreans and Jews protest anti-Semitic cartoons published in South Korea

    Leaders of the Korean and Jewish communities in Los Angeles have joined forces to vigorously protest anti-Semitic cartoons in a book published in South Korea and translated into English.

    A typical cartoon...

  • Keep Your Eyes Open

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Kein v' Lo: Snack Attack

    YeLAdim talked to the LAPD and got these tips on what kids can do to stay safe -- and maybe to help catch a bad guy:

    • Be aware of your surroundings on the way to and from school, at your synagogue and while hanging out with your friends.
    • If you find a note...

  • Fight Against Campus Bias Gets Boost

    By Morton A. Klein

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're a Jewish college student, you no longer have to tolerate anti-Semitism or Israel-bashing on your campus. You are protected under our federal civil rights laws. These were the landmark conclusions of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency that...

  • Mayor Stumbles to Left on Immigration

    By Jill Stewart

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's recent handling of protests by pro-illegal immigration crowds showed a man awkwardly straddling opposing sides of a political chasm that divides Angelenos who have all supported him. And his lack of deftness leaves doubt about whether he can...

  • Class Notes - National Nachas for Shalhevet

    By Julie G Fax

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shalhevet School is on a winning streak, bringing the Los Angeles yeshiva high school to national prominence in the areas of ethics, politics and sports.

    Shalhevet is the only Jewish school and the only school in Los Angeles included in a national report on how to produce students...

  • Letters

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Muslim Majority

    Salam Al-Marayati's apologetics miss the mark entirely ("Don't Ignore the Quiet Majority of Muslims," Feb. 17). In the wake of the mass violence throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia, it is impossible to argue that a small, extremist element, "a handful of...

  • Superintendant Romer Wants to End Term Early

    By Howard Blume

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer, the central figure in efforts to improve local schools, has quietly informed top school officials that he would like to leave the job by September, some nine months before his contract expires.

    Romer made his request to L.A. Unified school board...

  • Taking Winter Break on Jewish Time

    By Jennifer Garmaise

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Francis Bilak and her extended family are taking a cruise this week, but to do so, Bilak's son, Michael, is missing a week of preschool at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy.

    Hillel, like two-dozen other Orthodox schools in Los Angeles, doesn't have the last two weeks in December off....

  • Preschool Project Strives to Educate All

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    King Solomon was known to have coined the expression, "Educate the child accordingly so that when he grows old, he will not leave." In other words, take advantage of the child's education as soon as possible.

    In modern times, this admonition certainly applies to preschool, and it's...

  • Inclusive Education

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the summer of 2002, Liza Wohlberg had no idea that her life was about to irrevocably change. The 7-year-old, who loved to dance and play with her dog, was enjoying the summer vacation between first and second grade. On a family trip to Canada, Liza's mother, Terry, noticed that...

  • Survivor Voices Come to Classrooms

    By Julie G Fax

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In the backlot at Universal Studios, somewhere between the lake where Jaws lurks and the courthouse square where Michael J. Fox sped back to the future, researchers in nondescript trailers are finishing up one of the most ambitious projects involving the Holocaust.

    It is here, at the...

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