Education


'Conversion' Is Key to Early Education

By Andrew Brownstein

A national coalition hopes to use modern marketing techniques to lure a generation of young families back into communal life, starting in Colorado.Read More


The One-Woman Hebrew School

By Hila Ratzabi

In early 2010 Hila Ratzabi received an email with the subject line ‘Hebrew tutor for my (awesome!) 11-year- old daughter.’ She replied. Now, she’s a one woman Hebrew school.Read More


No Ordinary Summer For Students in Israel War Zone

By Yardain Amron

When the Gaza war broke out, Michigan State students worried their summer trip to Israel would be cut short. They were right — nervous administrators pulled the plug on the program.Read More


Investing in Colorado's Youth and Beyond

By Hody Nemes

Five years ago, Colorado native Kendall Weistroffer rarely stepped foot in a synagogue. Now she is involved in her campus Hillel and is minoring in Hebrew.Read More


'Voices and Visions’ Spreads Through the World by Graphic Design

By Andrew Brownstein

Some of the top names in modern design have designed the 18 posters that comprise the Voices & Visions campaign.Read More


It's Getting Harder To Get Kicked Out of Hebrew School

By Rachel X. Landes

Getting kicked out of Hebrew school used to be a veritable Jewish rite of passage for rebels-in-training. Now schools are more flexible — and there are options other than expulsion.Read More


Seeking To Bridge Gap Between Jews and Urban St. Louis

By Gabe Friedman

In racially divided St. Louis, many know little about Jewish life or culture. Bridging that chasm has never been easy as America has learned with the protests roiling nearby Ferguson.Read More


Why Are There So Few Men in Jewish Nursery School Classrooms?

By Anna Goldenberg

Teaching at preschools is among the most gender-segregated professions in the United States: 97.8% of teachers are female. And Jewish day schools are no exception.Read More


Spicy Texas Passover at UT-Austin

By Bridget Kevane

Passover at the University of Texas at Austin this year will feature matzo with a hint of jalapeño.Read More


Hebrew Charter School Movement Shows Signs of Growth — and Growing Pains

By Andrew Brownstein

The nascent Hebrew charter school movement is expanding. But expansion sometimes brings growing pains, including an abrupt school closing.Read More


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