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Kindergarteners Learn to Read with Help from Therapy Dog

Once a week, the Kaiserman JCC Kindergarten class has a special visitor — Harley the dog. When Amy Foster, director of the Robert J. Wilf...

Almost All Pennsylvania Schools Now Teach About Holocaust

Three years after a bill prioritizing Holocaust instruction in Pennsylvania schools was signed, the state Board of Education reported that a commanding 90 percent...

Jewish Leaders Appalled as Rutgers Calls Employing Assad Defender ‘Academic Freedom’

Jewish leaders are strongly criticizing Rutgers University for employing a longtime Syrian government official to teach in its political science department. Dr. Mazen Adi, who...

Penn-Pioneered Jewish Heritage Programs Expand to Penn State, Look for Connections

Almost 25 years after Jewish Heritage Programs formed on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus to entice Jewish students looking for a way to be...

Clergy Grasp How to be Confidants for Alzheimer’s Community

With the number of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease expected to rise — from 5 million to 16 million by 2050 — advocacy is...

Rutgers Professor Castigated for Social Media Posts

A Rutgers University professor is in hot water after anti-Semitic and homophobic social media posts that appeared on his pages have come to the...

New Wave of Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Activity Emerges on Campuses Across US

Jewish college students returning after their summer break are encountering a wave of swastika daubings and anti-Israel activity on campuses across the country —...

Free Religious School Promotes Jewish Identity, Relationships and Retention

The costs of being a young family and raising children are astronomical. After all the necessities, luxuries like additional Jewish schooling can be out of...

PA Budget Struggles Continue, Jewish Education Programs Sustained For Now

The ongoing budget crisis the state has faced since approving a spending plan in late June is full of big numbers and bigger confusion...

Abrams Hebrew Academy Takes Science into the Great Outdoors

As helpful — and addictive — as watching an old VHS copy of Bill Nye the Science Guy during school was, there’s nothing quite...