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  • Rosh Hashanah message September 2014

    September 24, 2014 | 10:02 am

    Kids who aren’t afraid of failing take the risks that change the world. 

    Why? Because optimism and failure are the necessary and inextricable foundation upon which creative confidence flourishes. You have to believe in a better world—desperately and urgently—to take the risks and...

  • Wolpe Vows he will no longer address issue of ethnic percentages

    By Ryan Torok

    May 21, 2014 | 9:08 am

    Rabbi David Wolpe pledged in a sermon during Shabbat services at Sinai Temple on May 17 that he would no longer address the question of how many members of the congregation are Ashkenazi or Iranian or any other ethnicity. 

    “We are 100 percent Jewish,” the Sinai Temple leader said...

  • Is Your School Too Persian?  Is Beverly Hills Too Jewish?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 14, 2014 | 7:09 am

    There is an open wound that is infecting all Jews in Los Angeles.  While across the street UCLA students are battling rampant anti-Semitism, at many of our temples and schools, we are facing anti-Persian bigotry.  "This school is way too Persian. I wouldn't send my kids there." ...

  • Lessons in earthquake preparedness

    By Ryan Torok

    January 15, 2014 | 3:53 pm

    If Los Angeles’ Jewish day schools are prepared for a major earthquake, they have the accreditation requirements of BJE-Builders of Jewish Education, an umbrella organization for local Jewish education, in large part to thank.

    BJE helps schools develop earthquake safety measures...

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  • Schools amp up safety precautions following Sandy Hook tragedy

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 18, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    When Sarah Shulkind, head of school at Sinai Akiba Academy in Westwood, was a child in Winnetka, Ill., a woman walked into the elementary school four blocks from Shulkind’s house and opened fire, killing one student and injuring five, as well as a college student. Shulkind was...

  • Head of school loves learning from kids

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 18, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    Rabbi Larry Scheindlin takes the mike.

    He squats behind a thick plastic sheet that forms the screen of a cardboard television set, and lobs questions in Hebrew to the first-graders assembled on a rug in front of him.

    The kids are delighted that Scheindlin, headmaster of Sinai Akiba...

  • How does the Sinai Akiba orchestra get to Carnegie Hall?

    By Alina Tugend

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Elizabeth Heyman had about 15 friends and relatives come watch her inaugural musical performance with her West Los Angeles school, Sinai Akiba Academy, at Carnegie Hall in New York.

    Although Heyman, 12, like other members of the orchestra, has played at other venues, including...

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