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Jewish Montessori Becomes ‘A Movement’

Educators and parents find century-old pedagogy newly relevant for day schools.
09/11/2013 - 20:00
Associate Editor

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

Lhota Wins Republican Nomination, Blasting de Blasio's 'Class Warfare'

09/09/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Former deputy mayor and MTA chairman Joseph Lhota easily vanquished his rivals to win the Republican nomination for mayor Tuesday. He is the first longtime Republican to win his party's nod since Rudolph Giuliani in 1998.

When It's Not About The Food

L.A. deli guy Evan Bloom ponders Sukkot by his grandparents.
09/09/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Evan Bloom is one half of the pair behind San Francisco’s beloved Wise Sons Deli. He co-founded and co-owns it with his University of California at Berkeley classmate, Leo Beckerman, and together, they have built a business devoted to traditional Jewish foods and to local, sustainable agriculture and artisans. They bake their own bread, smoke their own meats and fish, and do much to support Northern California farms.

Evan Bloom, left and Wise Sons Deli co-owner Leo Beckerman.

White House Issues Security Guidelines For Houses Of Worship, Stressing Precaution

09/03/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

With the High Holy Days coming just as the U.S. military is poised to launch a punitive attack on Syria, an emergency preparations guide for houses of worship was released this week at the White House. But officials stressed that it is being issued solely as a precaution.

Guy Caspi demonstrates a purified air respirator for Westchester emergency responders. Photo courtesy Magen David Adom

Jewish Giving Strong, But Concerns Loom, New Study Finds

‘Engagement’ seen as key, but communal motivation for giving fraying.
09/03/2013 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

On the surface, the major findings of the just-released National Study of American Jewish Giving are encouraging, indicating that Jews have one of the highest levels of charity of any group in America, contributing generously to both Jewish and non-Jewish causes.

Younger Jews are less tied to federated giving, a new study says. Graphic courtesy Jumpstart

The Jewish Year That Was

From wars and elections to scandals and triumps, the news highlights of 5773.
09/02/2013 - 20:00

September 2012

Islamists throw a homemade grenade into a Jewish supermarket near Paris, injuring one. The incident is part of a major increase in attacks on Jews in France in 2012.

President Barack Obama, won re-election last November, garnering 68 percent of the Jewish vote. Getty Images

Study: Jewish Giving Is Strong, But Worries Down The Road

09/01/2013 - 20:00
Editor & Publisher

On the surface the major findings of the just-released National Study of American Jewish Giving are encouraging, indicating that Jews have one of the highest levels of charity of any group in America, contributing generously to both Jewish and non-Jewish causes.

Poll: Children Less Connected To Israel, More Jewishly Educated, Than Parents

08/26/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Parents today are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to send their children to Jewish day schools and Jewish summer camps but their offspring tend to be less connected to Israel than they are.

Yosemite Rim Fire Causes Cancellation Of LGBTQ Family Camp

08/26/2013 - 20:00

The largest wildfire in California’s history has led to the evacuation of a Jewish summer camp and destroyed at least one of its buildings.

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.

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