Education


Could a Facebook Group Provide a New Model for Jewish Education?

By Emily Shire

With JEDLAB, a Facebook group aimed at Jewish educators and parents, Ken Gordon and Yechiel Hoffman want to take back Jewish educational reform from ‘crappy conferences.’Read More


Brooklyn GED Program Seeks To Help Put Haredi Men 'On the Path' to Employment

By Yermi Brenner

Brooklyn-based B’Derech helps Haredi men acquire secular skills so they can find work in a competitive job market, while respecting the traditional yeshiva system.Read More


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


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


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


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


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