Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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Amid increasing challenges to keep teenagers engaged in Jewish education post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah, efforts are under way to get synagogues and Gratz College's high school program to join forces.
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As supplemental education programs gear up for a new year, we caught up with three young teachers in the Greater Philadelphia area to find out why they make the time to ensure that Hebrew school is more than just a dreary rite of passage.
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The Dallas teen star of a bar mitzvah dance performance that has gone viral in recent weeks is raising eyebrows across the country. Over-the-top bad-for-the-Jews excess or just a bit of good fun?
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Penny Schwartz, JTA
A census of U.S. day school students during the 2008-09 academic year found a 2.5 percent drop in non-Orthodox enrollment over the previous five years, even as overall Jewish day school enrollment in the United States grew 11 percent, driven in part by the growth in the Orthodox population.
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Uriel Heilman, JTA
One group of schools aims to bring Jewish children who otherwise would attend regular public schools into an environment where their Jewish identity can flourish; the other wants to increase Hebrew literacy in America and distances itself from any Jewish association.
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