Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
By:
Debra Rubin, JNS.org
From care packages to personal emails, some synagogues are going out of their way to stay connected to congregants after they leave for college.
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By:
Jeffrey F. Barken, JNS.org
May this be an Elul of clearing out the clutter, material and spiritual, to make room for renewal — of ourselves and of the earth.
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By:
JTA
Eric Fingerhut, a former U.S. congressman and leader of Ohio’s system of public universities and colleges, has been tapped to serve as the next president and CEO of Hillel.
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By:
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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By:
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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