Category - News

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...

Agent(s) in our Jewish Educational...

In her column below from last week’s JFNA email, Beth Cousens talks about the life and legacy of Jonathan Woocher. As the sad news of his death spread through the social media world, people shared anecdotes of their encounters and...

USY Implements Organizational Changes to...

Opening Session of USY International Convention, December 2016; photo by Adrian Baird, Endless Entertainment. Building on a 60 year legacy of instilling a commitment to inspired Jewish living in teens, United Synagogue Youth (USY), the youth...

Joint bid launched for new ‘modern...

By Stephen Oryszczuk Plans for two new Jewish free schools in north London have been shelved in favour of one joint bid for “an inclusive Modern Orthodox,” organisers have said. Parents behind the two rival projects – Barkai College and...