‘I’m passionate about opening schools inside WeWork buildings, so that parents can see their kids more often.’
“It’s not a religious issue. It’s a question of economics,” a school board member said, citing teacher and student absences during the holidays.
Jane Eisner, the Forward’s editor-in-chief, reflects on the Jewish arguments for and against religious exemptions for birth control coverage.
“We believe the initiative in this tender is not in the best interest of engaging American Jewish college students,” Hillel International said.
A school official called the assignment “a teachable moment.”
September 7 will mark the first day of school for over 60,000 Hasidic Jewish children who will learn absolutely nothing that’ll help them find a job.
“I’m not changing my community. I’m protecting it.”
The assignment was to choose a country of origin. But our ancestors fled death; studying Austrian Christmas would not reveal my daughter’s heritage.
Akiba-Schechter is the only Jewish day school in the country to adopt this model—but they want it to be a template for other schools.
Our local school was affiliated with the Christian Methodist church. We never imagined our son would find his Jewish identity there.