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

Israel's Model of Engineering Education Comes To American Jewish High Schools

By Andrew Brownstein

Israel’s known as the ‘start-up nation.’ Now its highly successful model of high school engineering education is coming to Jewish schools in America.Read More

Maimonides, Medieval Jewish Thinker, Enjoys a Postmodern Revival

By Doni Bloomfield

Maimonides was a preeminent philosopher of Jewish law in the 12th century. In 2014, he’s trending again. A scholarly conference asks: What is it about him that’s captured our attention?Read More

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