The pandemic closed the doors of this Bay Area attraction, but now ‘people finally can see art in a safe space that isn’t in front of their computer.’
In their new book, “Raising A+ Human Beings: Crafting a Jewish School Culture of Academic Excellence and AP Kindness,” Dr. Bruce Powell and Dr. Ron Wolfson explore the unique benefits of a learning environment fueled by Jewish values. I experienced the results firsthand, as a former student of de Toledo High School, which Dr. Powell created and ran. He and Dr. Wolfson, a professor of education at American Jewish University, collaborated to analyze de Toledo as a case study in Jewish education. The result is a customizable instruction manual on how organizations can replicate a “culture of wisdom and kindness,” combining academic achievement and personal growth. The two men will speak with Dr. Wendy Mogel on reimagining Jewish education April 6 at 6:30 ET via Zoom in a program sponsored by the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center. My interview with the authors has been edited for length and clarity.
As did treatment centers around the country, Beit T’Shuvah faced the question:without that community, could they provide the same effective treatment?
Persian Jewish man in Encino stabbed and killed
Most Jewish groups support the adoption of the curriculum’s latest draft, while some condemn the state board of education for adopting it.
Some right-leaning Jewish activists continue to be outraged by the draft, while left-leaning groups denounce it as too ‘watered down.’
The Fresno Police Department has launched an investigation after video footage and photos shared widely online showed one of its officers attending Proud Boys protests.
Anti-Israel resolution ”inadvertently hidden’ from Jewish groups
Rep. Ted Lieu, whose Congressional district arcs across some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, many with large Jewish populations, has heard from a rising number of constituents over the same alarming issue: Antisemitism.
When he died on Valentine’s Day 2021 after a battle with leukemia, pop singer and LGBTQ+ activist Ari Gold left behind a legacy of love and pride in both his gay and Jewish identity.