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Malcolm Hoenlein and Israel David Friedman

Barrack Gala Comes as School Increases Focus on Israel

Sharon Levin, head of school at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, wanted this year’s gala to be about the big themes. Jewish day schools,...
Beverly Bernstein plays a board game with students

Beverly Bernstein Looks Back on 20 Years of Helping Special Needs Kids at OROT

Beverly Bernstein hasn’t just been with OROT from the beginning. As she puts it, she was there before it even existed. The program was founded...
Kindergarten and first grade students at a Hebrew Public school

New Hebrew Public Charter School Receives $600K Startup Grant

  Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter School was awarded a $600,000 startup grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) to help cover general operating costs as...
Rabbi Howard Bogot with one of his classes

Rabbi Howard Bogot Continues Teaching Passion Into His 80s

Rabbi Howard Bogot, 81, has spent a lifetime teaching Jewish texts to Jewish students in Jewish settings, from youth groups to summer camps to...

Israeli Squash Program Brings Arab and Jewish Children Together Through Sports

Shahed Bishara, a 10th-grader from Tira, an Arab city in Israel, was a little nervous about playing squash with Jewish Israelis when she first...
Max Weinstein

Barrack Student Aces Math Test

Out of 1,000 students in 50 countries who participated in this year’s Jewish High School Math League (JHSML) International Olympiad, only one got all...

Some Barrack Teachers Sign Letters, Despite Union Vote Not to Do So

Despite an announcement from the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy’s teachers union that teachers had voted not to sign their offer letters, the school...

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...