Category - News

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...

United Synagogue Youth’s 66th Annual...

Hundreds of Conservative Jewish Teens from across North America celebrate together at Opening Session. Photo by Adrian Baird, Endless Entertainment. This December 25-29, nearly 1,000 Jewish teenagers, educators, professionals, and alumni from...

The Power & Promise of Prizmah

By Jon Mitzmacher So…it’s been a while. 🙂 A certain pause seemed perfectly appropriate. When last we spoke, I was tying up (or at least naming) the loose ends of an independent Schechter Day School Network winding down in preparation for...

The unstoppable rise of Jewish schools

By Simon Rocker There are six times more children at Jewish schools in Britain today than there were in their grandparents’ generation, despite the decline in the British Jewish population over the same period. While the number of British...

Emory’s Holocaust Denial on Trial...

By Kimber Williams Holocaust Denial on Trial, a website founded by Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt to refute the misleading claims of Holocaust deniers, has been redesigned and relaunched. Created in 2005 through a partnership...