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  • 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...

  • 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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