Hebrew charter schools

Civil Rights Lawyer Tapped To Promote Hebrew Charter Schools

In ‘dream job,’ New Yorker Jonathan Rosenberg will seek out new partnerships, raise center’s profile.

01/06/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Jonathan Rosenberg does not have an extensive background in charter schools or in Hebrew language instruction. But the 46-year-old civil rights attorney’s resume nevertheless convinced the Hebrew Charter School Center he’s a perfect fit to be its new CEO and president.

Jonathan Rosenberg  says charter schools provide opportunities for innovation and choice beyond the offerings of zoned schools.

Four Hebrew Charters Open; Original School Under Review

08/26/2013 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Two new Hebrew charter school opened their doors Monday, collectively enrolling approximately 300 students in kindergarten and first grade.

Is Peter Beinart The New Steven M. Cohen?

Forgot those 50 rabbis Newsweek has been fussing over.

Journalist/author Peter Beinart may well be the most famous American Jew these days, at least among the New York Times-New York Review of Books-New Yorker-reading intelligentsia.

A Charter Network’s Emerging Imprint

Across South Florida, Jewish institutions learn to live with — and embrace — Hebrew-language schools.
03/26/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor


Editor's Note: This is the second article in a two-part series. The first article, "Hebrew Charters as Growth Industry" appeared last week.

Miami — Last spring, when the financially struggling Greenfield Day School announced it was closing and the National Ben Gamla Charter School Foundation moved to obtain its building, what followed could have been an episode of “Extreme Makeover: School Edition.”

Ben Gamla Kendall Director Lee Binder, during a school event with Miami artist Ed King.

Hatikvah Charter Still Facing Legal Challenges

Tikun Olam school spurring opposition; Ben-Gamla network to open two more schools.
01/30/2012 - 19:00
Assistant Editor

The emergence of Hebrew charter schools — publicly funded schools that teach Hebrew language and aspects of Jewish culture — has been a controversial development in recent years. Required by law to be open to all regardless of religion or ethnicity, and prohibited from promoting religion, these tuition-free schools nonetheless have drawn scrutiny from church-state watchdogs, as well as Jewish leaders concerned they could draw students away from Jewish day schools.

Florida’s Ben Gamla network opened three new schools last fall, including this high school.

The Julie Wiener Intermarried Jew Award

I will never win Most Frequent Blogger Award.

But I did just win first place in the “comprehensive coverage/investigative reporting” category of the American Jewish Press Association’s 2010 Rockower Awards.

Hebrew Charters On Sharp Growth Curve

As schools open, Miami’s central Jewish education agency now eyeing partnership with Ben-Gamla.
08/31/2010 - 20:00
Associate Editor

 When New Jersey’s Hatikvah International Academy Charter School opens on Tuesday, it will join five other Hebrew charter schools operating in the United States, two of them brand new.

Launched only three years ago with the opening of the first of three “Ben Gamla” elementary schools in South Florida — and with planning under way for almost 30 more Hebrew charter schools throughout the country — the national Hebrew charter school movement is moving at a rapid clip.

Students chat with teachers at an orientation for Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, a Hebrew charter middle school in CA.
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