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  • Building for a better future - check out the new student village in Sderot

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Sukkot is all about houses, and having a sense of place, even when you’re far away from home. On this Sukkot, I am proud to tell you a story I recently heard, of a new form of housing that is currently forming in the Israeli city of Sderot:


    After over a decade of living under...

  • In shadow of Ferguson, group builds ties across racial, cultural lines

    August 22, 2014 | 10:12 am

    On the evening of Aug. 12, after two consecutive nights of clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., Mikal Smith rose to address a community meeting in the neighboring city of Florissant. In front of Governor Jay Nixon, Obama administration officials and community...

  • Meet our future diplomats!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 21, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    Last week, the IsraMUN conference, the first academic international MUN (Model Uniited Nations*) in Israel, takes place in Rishon LeZion, Israel. This year’s IsraMUN theme is “Modernity and Traditionalism," when the aim of the conference is "to raise awareness to the importance of ...

  • Israeli Technion students replied to a call for boycott from Sydney, Australia

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2013 | 10:20 am

    On 10 April, the Student Representative Council at the University of Sydney, Australia (SRC), voted to pass a resolution calling on the university administration to cut ties with the Technion- a globally known and appreciated Israeli academic institution for technology. The...

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  • When Good Kids Do Bad Things

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 18, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    By M. Alexander

    It is no longer the dropouts and the burnouts that we have to worry about—on every high school campus, there will always be the reckless stoners who sit on the hill and avoid class.  But these students represent just a small fraction of each school.

    The kids who...

  • Excitement, hope and the rhetorical art- experiences from Obama’s speech

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 21, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    My good friend, Alex Zusmanovich, was one of the lucky 600 students who won the raffle to hear Obama's speech, first hand. Here are his impressions:


    Excitement. Excitement was what I felt when I got the email telling me that I was one of the 150 lucky students that won the...

  • Obama’s visit to Israel: a new kind of hope

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 20, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Earlier today, President Barak Obama landed in Israel, for the first time since he first got elected in 2008, and for the third time in general. He is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, as well as with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...

  • Little Boxes on the Hillside

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 14, 2013 | 10:28 am

    By M. Alexander

    Earlier this week, while running a Prevention group at a Hebrew School in the valley, we ran into a difficult dilemma when we split the group into boys and girls. The teacher fashions herself a progressive and decided that a split by gender was antiquated. What...

  • Israel opens schools with record number of students

    August 27, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Israeli schools opened for more than 2 million students, a record for the country.

    The number of students included 145,374 first-graders, including Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were murdered in the November 2008 terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.

    Many cities...

  • For southern Israel, start of school is start of ‘rocket season’

    August 27, 2012 | 10:09 am

    As the school year got underway for more than two million Israeli students across the country on Monday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel—midway between Beersheba and Ashkelon—causing no...

  • Breaking down classroom walls with resilience theory

    August 8, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    Why is the summer’s poetry slam on the loss of the Beit HaMikdash (the Holy Temple) seared into our educational memories, while the details of yesterday’s Jewish history class can hardly be recalled? Why do the ultimate messages of pride and unity felt at the end of a massive color...

  • Sinai Akiba teacher retiring after 46 years, will travel to Israel

    August 1, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    After 46 years of teaching Hebrew at Sinai Akiba Academy, Rivka Shaked is retiring to spend more time in Israel. She will embark on her first extended visit at the end of this summer to celebrate the High Holy Days in Israel for the first time since her youth.

    “Rivka is the...

  • Shining stars - our list of outstanding graduating seniors

    June 6, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Each year, we profile a group of outstanding high school seniors, culled from the many nominations sent in by you, our readers. And each year, we find it almost impossible to choose among the many extraordinary leaders, givers and enormously talented graduating teens.

    But, choose we...
  • ADL offers free trip to Washington, D.C., for High-School students

    By Ryan Torok

    May 15, 2012 | 8:18 pm

    This November, approximately 100 high-school students from around the country will participate in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission, an annual three-day trip to Washington, D.C., for students, with all expenses paid for by the ADL....

  • OPINION: Keep down the rates of student loans

    May 4, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Education is the key to success—a “silver bullet” for changing lives in all segments of society. An affordable, quality college education must be available to all, not just the wealthy.

    Horace Mann, the renowned innovator in public education, said that “Education … beyond all...

  • ADL prepares students to face campus anti-Semitism

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    A group of students received their task during a recent workshop at New Community Jewish High School: Craft a response to college students who liken the Israeli occupation to Nazi Germany.

    In the proposed scenario, a few fraternity brothers digitally altered a photograph of fellow...

  • Maimonides students turn lemons into family aid

    By Lauren Bottner

    January 9, 2012 | 6:49 pm

    Students from Maimonides Academy raised $350 at three lemonade stands Dec. 11, to support families that the school has adopted through Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) Adopt-a-Family program. Maimonides, an Orthodox day school that teaches preschoolers to eighth-graders, has adopted...

  • Three U.S. students held in Egypt over protests

    November 22, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Three U.S. students were paraded on Egyptian television on Tuesday after being accused of throwing petrol bombs at police during protests near Cairo’s Tahrir Square where demonstrators have been demanding an end to military rule.

    State television did not give their identities,...

  • Columbia students disinvited from Ahmadinejad dinner

    September 21, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Members of a Columbia University international relations group will not attend a dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the invitation was withdrawn.

    The invitation to about one dozen members of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association was...

  • Netanyahu unveils plan to combat housing crunch

    July 26, 2011 | 8:17 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled sweeping housing reforms in Israel.

    Netanyahu convened a news conference with his finance and construction ministers Tuesday to announce a plan under which Israel will provide low-rent housing for students and the poor, ease regulations on...

  • Jewish student group awarded European Union prize

    July 5, 2011 | 10:24 am

    The European Union of Jewish Students was awarded the European Union European Citizen’s Prize.

    The prize, awarded July 1, recognizes the student organization’s achievements and activities, demonstrating exceptional commitment to promoting mutual understanding and better integration...

  • Black students group slams ‘apartheid’ abuse

    April 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    An African American students group took out ads in college newspapers blasting “Israel Apartheid week” organizers for abusing the term.

    In a full page entitled “words matter” and appearing in the newspapers on April 7, Vanguard Leadership Group accuses Students for Justice in...

  • N.Y. budget includes tuition grants for rabbinic students

    March 31, 2011 | 10:19 am

    New York’s state budget includes tuition grants for college students attending some private religious institutions, including Orthodox rabbinical schools.

    The money is available as part of the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, under which any theological student who meets certain...

  • Irvine 11 Task Force organizes to support student protestors

    March 8, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    At a town hall meeting on March 5, more than 200 people pledged to express opposition to misdemeanor criminal charges filed against 11 students who disrupted a speech by Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), in...

  • A Tasty Tu B’shvat Lesson

    Lior Haykeen, TRIBE intern

    January 31, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    In the spirit of Tu B’shvat, the Jewish celebration of nature and abundance, the students of Conejo Hebrew High School in Agoura Hills invited their families and other community members to a one-night dining experience Jan. 19 at their own makeshift Israeli restaurant, which they...

  • Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism

    August 17, 2010 | 11:06 am

    Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later this month.

    “There’s an uncomfortable amount of anti-Semitism on my campus,” said the incoming senior.

    Last year, her campus newspaper ran an ad from a notorious...

  • Orthodox Students Thrive at Milken

    By Rachel Heller

    August 26, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    Barbara Schloss had gone to Orthodox day schools her whole life. When it came time for high school, she figured, why change?

    But the science-oriented teen soon felt dissatisfied with her choice of classes and electives, and saw her brother, Nate, doing things at Milken Community...

  • Report from Beijing: Israeli Olympians visit Beijing school

    By Alison Klayman

    August 19, 2008 | 3:08 am

    BEIGING (JTA)—Four Israeli Olympic swimmers (Itai Chammah, Guy Barnea, Tom Beera and Gal Nevo), the Israeli Ambassador to China, the President of Israel’s National Swimming Association and a slew of Chinese and Israeli reporters visited the Shi Jia Primary School on Monday, Aug....

  • Briefs: Jewish educators award scholarships, State accredits Jewish teacher training

    June 5, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Jewish Educators Award Scholarships

    Nine students from Los Angeles Unified School District schools each received a $2,000 scholarship from the Association of Jewish Educators (AJE), a group of Jewish teachers and administrators at Los Angeles public schools.

    At a May 18 brunch, the...

  • By Alex Dobuzinskis, Contributing Writer

    June 5, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    The dirt streets and makeshift shacks of Ghana may seem an unlikely place to learn to be a rabbi, but not for a group of students who recently visited the African country.

    Twenty-five rabbinical students, including a few from American Jewish University (AJU), formerly the University...

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