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And the Winner of Israel’s Election Is …

The students at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr held a mock Israeli election just days before the real thing taking place...
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North Philly School Hosts Holocaust-Related Play

The Gesu School, an independent Catholic, Jesuit school, hosted the Holocaust-oriented "Butterfly Project," presented by the Wolf Performing Arts Center of Wynnewood.  Gesu School, an...
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MBA Matchmakers: Program Connects Business Students With Internships in Israel

A new nonprofit that offers business internships in Israel is the brainchild of two Harvard University-educated women, including one from Philadelphia. It’s no secret that business...
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Jews Join Pope and Democrats With Conventions in Philadelphia

The Jewish world is converging on Philadelphia, with two big national gatherings happening this week and next. Rabbi Micah Lapidus is logging plenty of frequent...
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OROT’s Day School Revolution

OROT  is the primary organization in the area for providing services for Jewish day school students with learning disabilities. The Schwartzbaum family’s journey to Northeast...
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Enabling Students to Get Off the Bench and Into Class

A $100,000 Joshua Venture grant launches a New York Jewish school’s program promoting more inclusive classrooms.  NEW YORK — Standing in the back of an...
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Gratz to Close Big Chunk of its High School Program

The once-iconic institution of Jewish learning for local teenagers is severely cutting back its operations.   A once-iconic institution of learning for local teenagers is severely...
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Hebrew Charter Schools and Israeli Political Corruption?

A Haaretz article implies there is something untoward about the Israeli government allocating funds to American Hebrew charter schools. But is there really?  Has a...
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New Initiatives Spark New Hebrew School Models

New grants and initiatives spark new thinking for supplementary Jewish education. If you walk through the main entrance of Temple Sholom in Broomall, you’ll notice...
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Students Give Voice to Reimagining Hebrew School

Students from 20 area synagogues came together at a youth summit to share their thoughts on what an ideal supplementary Jewish education program would...