How Poetry, Prison and a Holocaust Book Are Changing Ex-Offenders’ Lives

Former Broadway producer David Rothenberg founded The Fortune Society to give ex-offenders a voice. Through music, acting and writing, the formerly incarcerated can let their creative juices flow.


In an Education Reform Battlefield, Hebrew Charters Are at the Forefront

As charter schools expand across the country, a handful of Hebrew charter schools are trying to prove that one can teach modern Hebrew and about Israel in an entirely secular context.

Meet The Jewish Politician Calling For Private School Security Legislation

If City Councilman David Greenfield has his way, New York City’s religious and nonreligious private schools may have armed guards out front come the fall, funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

English Teachers Go to Israel To Help Low-Income Kids, Learn a Lesson or Two

TALMA, the Israel Program for Excellence in English, brought 80 American teachers to Israel for 5 weeks to teach low-income students in grades 1-4. What they found surprised them.


Is Hebrew a Language To Bind Us, or To Bore Us?

It’s common for young Jews to study Hebrew until the age of 13 — and then never interact with the language again. Now, some are offering ways to counter this so-called ‘bar mitzvah syndrome.’

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