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American Jewish Committee gives $50,000 to initiatives for battling anti-Semitism

The American Jewish Committee announced the five winners of its new “Disrupt Antisemitism” initiative. A panel comprised of AJC staff members, journalists and business leaders reviewed nearly 70 submissions, and on Monday revealed the five projects that...
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ORT to host live ceremony for Teacher of the Year Award on November 9

ORT, the global education network driven by Jewish values, will host a live ceremony on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. ET to announce its Teacher of the Year for 2021. The Teacher of the Year...
From left: Rabbi Dr. Stuart Halpern; Andrew Herenstein; Terri Herenstein; Dina Sacks; Lady Elaine Sacks; Joshua Sacks; Rabbi Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University; Elliott Goldstein; Gila Sacks; Eve Sacks; Judith Sacks; and Alan Sacks, Oct. 11, 2021. Credit: Blake Ezra Photography.

Yeshiva University establishes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Center for Values and Leadership 

With the commemoration of the first yahrzeit of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who served as chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, Yeshiva University announced the creation of the Rabbi...
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New digital marketplace makes Jewish education accessible on global scale

A new digital marketplace aims to make pluralistic and diverse Jewish learning experiences and talented Jewish educators accessible to anyone in the world who has an Internet connection. Known as Truvie, a play on “Lucky Find” in French,...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom views “The Hitler Letter” with members of the California Jewish Caucus, state legislators and (from left) Simon Wiesenthal Center executive director Meyer H. May, Simon Wiesenthal Center founder and CEO Rabbi Marvin Hier (center) and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center associate dean and global social action director, Oct. 6, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

California governor creates council for Holocaust and genocide education

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday the creation of the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education aimed to advance education on the Holocaust and other genocides in public schools, as well as...
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The crisis and opportunity in Jewish early-childhood education

Early-childhood education (ECE) is the pivotal point when Jewish families enter the Jewish community as a unit and begin a new, lifelong connection with Judaism and Jewish life. This might sound like hyperbole, but I believe it’s...
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Israeli, Moroccan students to learn about mutual Jewish history next academic year

Students in Israel and Morocco will be taught Moroccan Jewish history in school starting next year in a historical collaboration between the education ministries of the two countries, The Jerusalem Post reported. Israeli Education Minister Yoav Gallant...
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Credit: Office of Rabbi Sacks (rabbisacks.org/about-us/).

A man who exemplified what it meant to be a Jewish leader

You didn’t have to agree with everything Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said or wrote to understand the value of what he was trying to teach. The former chief rabbi of Great Britain who died of...
Students from the third grade class of the Jewish Primary Day School of Washington.

The impending day-school crisis is a golden opportunity

The day-school system has been broken for years. Now is the time for meaningful change. As September draws nearer, Jewish day schools are beginning to release their plans for the upcoming school year. Some announced...
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What to teach (and not teach) your children about Israel

As if Jewish educators didn’t have enough problems these days, actor Seth Rogen set off a controversy which, along with giving his new Jewish-themed movie undeserved publicity, focused attention on the failures of Jewish...