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Barrack Board Explains Stance, Teachers Still Opposed

In an email blast sent on March 13, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy board President George Gordon explained that the board’s decision, announced on...

Barrack Board to No Longer Recognize Union

The future of the teacher's union at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Local 3505, is in jeopardy following a Dec. 4 meeting between the...

J-STEM Grows: Science with a Jewish Twist

STEM learning — the combination of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — is taking hold as the preferred way to educate children for the...

ZOA, Penn Middle East Center Plan Meeting over Breaking the Silence Event

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center plan to meet in late 2018 in the wake of...

Penn Group Jewish Heritage Programs Breaks Shabbat Dinner Record

Close to 2,000 students lit candles and served challah across University of Pennsylvania’s campus on Oct. 12 as part of the Jewish Heritage Programs’...

News Briefs: Fliers Blame Jews for Kavanaugh Allegations and More

Spread Bagelry Owes Employees Nearly $200K, Department of Labor Says Dozens of Spread Bagelry employees and former workers are owed $186,292, the federal Department of...

Alleged Rutgers Discrimination Case Reopened

Kenneth L. Marcus, the assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education, has reopened a 7-year-old case of alleged discrimination against Jewish...

Holocaust Studies Center Boasts Full Calendar

The Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has a packed fall 2018 semester of programming, ranging from book talks to guest speakers. The...

Project to Spread Play at City Schools in Need

The “before” photos of the schoolyard at Eleanor C. Emlen Elementary School show a desolate lot, with cracked pavement and some scrawled chalk-drawn hopscotch...

Penn State Hillel New Home Slated to Open in Fall 2021

Come fall semester of 2021, Jewish students at Pennsylvania State University will have a new home. Construction has begun on Penn State Hillel’s first permanent...