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Rabbi Amos Karniel was remembered as a humble man who dedicated his life to the children of the community.
Essays address a myriad of topics for those in search of a more meaningful life
The Jewish library was recently enriched by a gem of a book, Eclectic Thoughts of Meaning, authored by Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan and published by Ktav. As its name suggests, the 416-page book contains a little more than 200 brief essays addressing topics of int...
He championed the use of school vouchers for minority children
Rabbi Israel Teitelbaum was a man of action, an educator who identified the needs of the individuals and communities around him. He did this in both his hometown of Morristown, N.J., as administrator of the Rabbinical College of America, and on a national...
Q&A with the volume’s author, Dr. Aryeh Solomon
The 11th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, corresponding this year to Sunday, April 5, marks the birth of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. In recognition of the Rebbe’s foundational contributions to education and to emphasize t...
‘Stress Less: The Jewish Way to Living in the Moment’ begins on Tuesday, Nov. 27
Americans are stressed out. This is especially true among college students and those entering the workforce. A 2017 Gallup poll shows that 54 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 “frequently experience stress,” and a whopping eight in 10 Ame...
Goldie Plotkin presents Torah perspective as new bill is considered
Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Goldie Plotkin was invited to speak at a Knesset meeting last month on the need for premarital counseling for Jewish men and women. The voluntary program created by a proposed new law would provide substantial financial benefits ...
A center for Jewish life on an extended wooded campus serves the entire community
It’s been nearly three years now since the 100 or so students at Maimonides Jewish Day School and The Gan–Portland Jewish Preschool in Portland, Ore., walked through the doors of their school’s new building on an extended campus, constructed to minimize t...
With ‘finances off the table,’ an incentive for more kids in a full-time Jewish educational setting
Tirtza Ben David drives two hours a day to take her two young daughters, Moriyah, 4, and Chana, 2, to the Lubavitch Cheder Day School in St. Paul, Minn. It’s a small school, she says, where each child gets personalized attention and the chance to learn in...
A small but strong K-8 educational institution is a cornerstone for the community
Galit and Joe Friedman recently moved with their four young children from the heavily Jewish Southeast Florida city of Boca Raton—several hours away and across Alligator Alley—to the slower-paced western part of the state. A cardiologist, Joe Friedman had...
Michigan program incorporates tactile techniques so Hebrew and holidays become more accessible
For most Jewish children, learning about the High Holidays is a natural component of their education; preparing for this special time of year has long been a traditional part of day schools and Sunday-school programs throughout the world. But for children...
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