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Two School Solutions For Jewish Children With Disabilities

If you are the parent of a Jewish child with disabilities, you have already learned that public schools “magically” welcome, include and teach children with disabilities very well. Indeed, where I live around the nation’s capital in Maryland, there are some of the best public school programs for children with disabilities in the country. Moreover, they are doing it with expert skills for tens of thousands of children at no cost (other than taxes) to families.

Day School Groups Merge In Big Educational Shakeup

Five groups representing different streams agree to fold into single new entity.

01/19/2016 - 15:45
Staff Writer

In a major restructuring of the Jewish day school organizational world, five national groups that run a range of educational and programming activities for day schools have agreed to merge into a new, and potentially more effective, entity, The Jewish Week has learned.

A scene in a local Jewish day school. Courtesy of Amy Sara Clark/JW

Jewish Week Editorial: Day Schools For All Children

About 15 years ago, Meredith Polsky co-founded Matan, a nonprofit that advocates for the right of Jewish students with disabilities to receive a Jewish education.


Putting A Cap On Day School Tuitions

05/20/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In the nearly two years that I have worked in the field of Jewish day school finance, no topic has generated more emotion or been the subject of more debate than the issue of Jewish day school affordability.

Dan Perla

The Day School Dilemma

A family is soul searching after a child's admission to a Hebrew-language charter school.
04/30/2013 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Carolyn and Don recently found out that they won a highly competitive lottery. They’re excited, of course, but the news has also precipitated some serious questioning on their part about their religious and educational goals — for themselves and their three young children.

Gary Rosenblatt

DIY Disability Audit: How Do We Welcome All With Joy?

We have been referred to, and refer to ourselves, as the “People of the Book.” Actually, we seem more to be the people of the question. The Torah is filled with questioners, challengers, activists. The Talmud: more questions, clarifications, debates, arguments over every word, nuance and point.

Sandra Block

PJ Library For The Sabra Set

Sifriyat Pajama B’America, now in nine schools here, targets expat community.
05/14/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

In the past year, Brooklyn’s Hannah Senesh Community Day School has launched two major initiatives: increasing its outreach to Brownstone Brooklyn’s largely unaffiliated Jewish population (growing numbers of whom are Israeli) and improving its Hebrew curriculum.

Gila Milstein with her husband Adam.  Sifriyat Pajama B’America

Chabad Linking Students From Caracas To Beijing

Group’s online school for far-flung emissaries’ kids provides learning plus a hedge against isolation.
04/30/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Dini Freundlich’s daughter has been admonished for not wearing her uniform to class.

Fortunately the girl, who lives in Beijing, didn’t have to go home to change into her uniform: she was already there.

Freundlich’s daughter is one of 505 students enrolled in the Shluchim Online School, the first and only fully online Jewish day school in the world.

Rabbi Benyamin Kosofsky teaches from a computer screen in Crown Heights.
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