NEW YORK — Each year, the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis, Maryland, would run a monthly fire drill for its 32 students. Then the …
My first confrontation with sexual harassment was not on the streets but within my small Modern Orthodox high school.
Day schools are consistently successful in providing Jewish continuity, writes Ken Gordon. So why don’t we open their learning to the larger community?
SCHOOL SOLUTIONS: Affordability is a major problem for Jewish day schools. The Hyman Brand school in Overland Park, Kan., took a radical step: It slashed tuition in half.
Non-Orthodox day schools have suffered an enrollment dip of 5 to 6%. It may not be surprising in light of the deep recession and the general decline in Jewish affiliation.
For some Jewish day schools, there is no teaching Yiddishkeit without Yiddish. Buoyed by the Yiddish renaissance of the past two decades, which has produced an increased interest in university Yiddish programs, a renewed interest in Yiddish theater and even the advent of Yiddish heavy metal bands, these schools have held steadfast to their Yiddishist roots and missions.