Peter Deutsch

A Charter Network’s Emerging Imprint

Across South Florida, Jewish institutions learn to live with — and embrace — Hebrew-language schools.

03/27/2012
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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.

Hebrew Charter School As Growth Industry

Former Florida Rep. Peter Deutsch’s burgeoning network of schools is toeing the church-state line, and could greatly affect American Jewish life.

03/20/2012
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Boynton Beach, Fla. — As you turn off the main road and a large Torah scroll-shaped sign on your right welcomes you to the “Temple Torah Campus of Jewish Learning,” you could be forgiven for assuming the K-6 school you are about to visit is a Jewish day school.

Ben Gamla Boynton.

Charter School Roundup

Florida Growing Fast, Some Local Delays, Second Thoughts In Englewood

06/22/2011
Associate Editor

So much for the stereotype about life being slower paced in the South.

While some Hebrew charter school efforts here in New York and New Jersey — as well as in Arizona, Minnesota and California — are hitting snags and delays, Florida’s Ben Gamla network of schools is blazing ahead at full speed.

Florida’s Ben Gamla network of schools is blazing ahead at full speed.
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