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Warning of crisis in French Jewish schools

Jewish school in Paris; illustrative – courtesy Chabad By Shirli Sitbon A senior educator has warned of a crisis in Jewish education in France as schools close due to falling pupil numbers. Four of France’s 200 Jewish schools have...

Building Connections Between Jewish...

More than 150 Jewish professionals from across the former Soviet Union recently participated in JDC’s sixth annual Jewish Educators’ Conference, held at the Hesed Eliyahu social welfare center in Tbilisi, Georgia. The group...

American Hebrew Academy student Mei Lin...

Greensboro, NC – At only age sixteen, American Hebrew Academy junior Mei Lin Kallman’s transition from a young girl who loved to write poetry in her journal to a successful writer-filmmaker in her native Indonesia has been a remarkably...

Jim Joseph Foundation Announces New Grants

Participants at 2014 BBYO International Convention (IC); photo courtesy. After completing its tenth year of grantmaking, the Jim Joseph Foundation has announced $6,355,000 in new grants awarded at its fall and winter 2015 Board meetings. Based...

Five New Year’s Resolutions for the...

By: Dr. Harry Bloom It is that time of year. Secular New Year’s resolution time. Since I spend most of my waking hours managing the PEJE Atidenu Recruitment & Retention and Governance & Fundraising Academy programs (co-funded by The...

How should we teach Judaism to our children?

By Rabbi Dr Norman Solomon Almost 65 million people live in Britain. How do you get them all to live happily together as one great society working from the common benefit? That is a problem for government. Jews have a different problem: how do...

European Jewish Educators Take Stock, Plan...

At a time when various crises roil Europe, the theme of this year’s Arachim Conference, “Challenges and Solutions,” was markedly resonant among the continent’s Jewish educators who gathered in Warsaw for the annual confab. More than 80...