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Trump’s Visa Crackdown Could Have...

By Judy Maltz Haaretz.com The Trump administration’s crackdown on visas to foreigners could include an unlikely victim: Jewish summer camps. According to recent reports, the government’s plan to cut or end the J-1 visa program, which...

Religious Schools are Not Immune – The...

By Jeremy and Sarah Gimbel In late December 2014, the “happiest place on earth” became ground-zero for an outbreak of measles, a highly contagious respiratory illness which was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. All told, the CDC...

Camp Ramah in the Rockies relocates to...

Photo North Fork Fire Rescue via Facebook Camp Ramah in the Rockies relocated to the nearby JCC Ranch Camp after a fire destroyed the building housing the camp kitchen, dining hall and administrative offices. Camp staff and 130 campers moved to...

Celebrating Jonathan Woocher z”l

Last month we invited readers to share memories of and learning from the visionary Jewish educator Jonathan Woocher, of blessed memory, who died July 7, 2017. In celebration of his life, students, friends, and colleagues shared thoughts and...

Debate continues over faith school entry...

By Simon Rocker The Board of Deputies has lobbied the government to honour its pledge to relax entry restrictions on religious free schools. The Conservative manifesto promised to replace the “unfair and ineffective” rules whereby free...

Jewish teen girl journalists are doing it...

By Renee Ghert-Zand A new website aimed at teen girls isn’t about the latest must-have fashion accessory or perfect shade of lipstick. Launched in June, jGirls is a pluralistic online magazine for female Jewish high school students looking to...