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Israeli Educational Leadership Meets...

By Adam Tasachi The first meeting of its kind between the heads of religious schools in the Jerusalem district and representatives of American Jewry – a joint initiative of Herzog College’s “Yesodot” program and the supervisor of...

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, President of HUC...

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute (HUC-JIR), died tragically in a plane crash on May 5, 2018, at the age of 53. He served as the 12th President in HUC-JIR’s 143-year history. Rabbi Panken was a...

With New Multi-million Grant, BBYO will...

Participants at 2014 BBYO International Convention (IC); eJP Archives In order to strengthen BBYO’s ability to deliver meaningful Jewish experiences to Jewish teens, the Maimonides Fund has awarded the organization a grant of $3.9 million...

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...