Luria Academy

Jewish Montessori Becomes ‘A Movement’

Educators and parents find century-old pedagogy newly relevant for day schools.

09/12/2013
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At Luria Academy, it’s not unusual to see elementary-school-age children lying on their stomachs on rugs, or sitting cross-legged on the floor, or leaning against a wall. Or, like one girl on a late morning this spring, comfortably wedged in a cozy space behind a cabinet.

Montessori schools use special materials, like mats and educational toys. Photo courtesy Lamplighters Yeshiva

Finding A Jewish School For My Multiracial Child

Special To The Jewish Week
08/21/2012

We knew our daughter’s Jewish identity was going to play an important role in our lives when she named her imaginary friend “Rivka.” Isabella would point her out to me in public places as she passed, directing me to a mocha-skinned girl with curly dark hair who inevitably would look almost identical to our own sweet multiracial child.

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