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A Plan for Strengthening Jewish Early Childhood Education

Put Jewish preschools on the radar screen of young families with an eye toward bringing them into the communal fold, a Denver foundation officer...
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Portland Preschool Pushes Boundaries of Jewish Outdoors Education

Founders of the first Jewish school in southeast Portland aim to have children spend virtually the entire day outside, cooking in a wood-burning oven...
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New Players on the Jewish Educational Landscape

There's a new Orthodox boys' high school in town and another Orthodox grade school in the works. But can the community support these additions? When...
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Survey Shows Changing Face of Day School

Jewish day school attendees are on the rise nationally, with Orthodox students leading the trend, while local numbers have remained relatively flat. More students are...
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Israeli Schools Offer English-Speaking Programs

An all-expenses-paid educational program for Jewish high school students sponsored by the Israeli government recently opened an office in Philadelphia, and the Technion also...
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Three Synagogues, Two Denominations, One Hebrew School

Leaders of three synagogues along the Old York Road corridor hope their plans for a groundbreaking Hebrew school merger will create a stronger program and...
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Local Scout Troop Tackles Team-Building at Winter Camp

Shevet Paamon, a local chapter of the Israeli Scouts in America, recently sent 62 boys and girls from third to 12th grade to participate in their...
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Barrack Students Return From Israel to a Wet, Happy Reception

A snowy Wednesday morning didn't dampen spirits as 53 juniors at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy returned from a 10-week experience in Israel. The...
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Wellesley College Drops Hillel Director, Jewish Chaplain Posts

The all-female school in suburban Boston eliminated the part-time posts of Hillel director and Jewish chaplain last week.  Wellesley College eliminated the posts of Hillel...
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Muslim and Jewish Women Talk the Talk

Despite the recent challenge of the summer war between Israel and Hamas, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom has continued to build bonds and promote dialog between...