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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...

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...