Category - Education in Action

Making Jewish education affordable

JBridge will allow parents to pay less money up-front to send their children to Jewish schools. A HECS-style system for Jewish primary schools has been launched to make Jewish education more affordable. JBridge, which is a JCA initiative, is a...

Ultra-Busy Leader Stops to Gain Perspective

By Cyd Weissman Occasionally, startup leaders sleep. When heads hit the pillow, work often continues with list-making and idea-generation disrupting dreamtime. So who in their 24-hour right minds would add to their “To Do” list? Meet Avi...

World’s first Catholic-Jewish school...

Bishop John Keenan (left) and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (right) talk to students at the new school The world’s first Catholic-Jewish school campus has been opened in Scotland by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Bishop John Keenan. The joint...

Where sports becomes a tool for social...

Mifalot teaches coaches how to use soccer for social inclusion. Photo: courtesy Children with special needs are often sidelined in life, and especially in sports. The Israeli nonprofit Mifalot: Sport for Education, Development and Peace trains...

Leaning Toward Inclusive, Racially Aware...

By Benjamin Mann White supremacists and neo-Nazis marched this summer through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. They ostensibly protested the removal of a monument honoring a Confederate general, yet their chants of “Jews will not...

Why Are There Empty Chairs in the Beit...

By Tova Warburg Sinensky During my time teaching at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, on a few occasions we discussed whether or not we should continue to include the topic of “Women and Talmud Torah” in the curriculum. The relevant material...