Education


Jewish Gap-Year Program Opens in Portland

By Chavie Lieber

A new social justice program teaches teens construction skills and Jewish texts. It’s designed for those who want to take time off before college, without journeying to Israel.Read More


My Jewish Day School

By Vanessa Davis

Comic artist Vanessa Davis lets us in on life at her Jewish day school, where she was named “Mensch of the Month.” What are you day school memories?Read More


Boomer Unemployment Is a Growing Crisis

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Profoundly concerned about the impact of unemployment on the boomer generation, Gail A. Magaliff has become a vocal proponent for addressing the the group’s economic challenges.Read More


Recession Bites as Jewish Educators Downsized

By Renee Ghert-Zand

EDUCATION: The recession has slammed middle-aged Jewish educators. Many had great jobs, and found themselves unexpectedly unemployed.Read More


Jewish Leaders of the Education Debate

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Jews dominate the debate over how to fix America’s schools.They all want to change public education. They disagree bitterly on how to do so.Read More


Trauma-rama, Hebrew School Style

By Lenore Skenazy

If you went to Hebrew school, you know you some really, truly embarrassing moments. Being the No. 4 candle in a Hanukkah play has to be up there.Read More


Grassroots Student Groups Calmly Tackle Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Seth Berkman

Grassroots campus student groups formed to address the Mideast conflict often focus on dialogue rather than fierce debate.Read More


From Ethiopian Orphanage to Jewish Day School

By Vicky Tobianah

Mesfin Hodes was adopted by an Orthodox Jewish doctor working in Ethiopia. He knew he would get a better education if he moved to America.Read More


Hebrew School Gets Web Savvy

By Emily Shire

EDUCATION: It’s the dawn of a new era for bored and irritated Hebrew school students. Interactive online lessons can make the language and culture come alive.Read More


Drawn to Chabad Preschools, Stuffed Torahs and All

By Deborah Kolben

EDUCATION: Many less-observant Jews wouldn’t dream about going to a Chabad synagogue. But the group’s preschools attract a growing enrollment from across the spectrum of Judaism.Read More


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