Education & Careers

Birthing New Summer Experiences

Staff Writer
01/15/2009 - 19:00
Yoni Stadlin was washing the dishes one day when he suddenly had a big idea: what if he started a new Jewish camp? Stadlin had worked as the director at a day camp and had been involved with seven Jewish overnight camps, along with earning a master’s degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary in informal education. He knew his career would be in Jewish camping, but to make a pre-existing camp all that he wanted it to be seemed daunting. Then, the dishes, and the idea for a new camp model emerged from the soap bubbles.

At Bronx Science, A Different Kind Of Lab

Staff Writer
01/15/2009 - 19:00
The entryway of The Bronx High School of Science is dominated by an enormous, tiled mural depicting scientists and their empirical discoveries, along with a quotation by the famous philosopher and education reformer John Dewey: “Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” But in the case of the only Holocaust museum located within a New York City public school, imagination accounts for more than just scientific advancement.

Investing In A 529 Plan: Still A Smart Move?

Staff Writer
01/15/2009 - 19:00
The cost of a four-year private college education has passed the $150,000 mark — which is “enough to cause even the most affluent parent to want to sit down and cry,” according to Kalman Chany, author of the 2009 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Paying For College Without Going Broke.” And in 2009, the average one year tuition cost (including room and board, books, and other fees) will be $35,958 — up 5.5 percent from the previous year.

Education & Careers January 2009

Staff Writer
01/15/2009 - 19:00
Jewish Learning in Unlikely Places

Education January 2009

Staff Writer
01/15/2009 - 19:00
Jewish Learning in Unlikely Places

Teaching The Teachers

Staff Writer
08/17/2009 - 20:00
When Arye Sufrin graduated from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, his future looked bright: the new graduate got married, spent a year in Israel, and was set to return to the United States to work at Deloitte and Touche as a certified public accountant. But things did not go as planned for Sufrin, who is now 24 years old. While in Israel, he began teaching students in a yeshiva and found the work more rewarding than he could have imagined.

Agents Of Change

Staff Writer
08/17/2009 - 20:00
Searching for a new, post-recession career? Consider becoming a certified residential real estate agent. That’s the pitch offered by Touro College’s Graduate School of Business. In September, Touro will launch a five-course certificate in residential real estate entrepreneurship — the first of its kind (nearby universities like NYU and Columbia only offer commercial real estate programs).

Resolving The Day School Crisis: It Takes A Mishpocha

Special To The Jewish Week
08/17/2009 - 20:00
Opinion Responding to families drowning in day school tuition bills, UJA-Federation of New York has proposed a bold plan to raise $300 million in endowments to expand scholarships. Can a massive undertaking like this actually succeed?

Can Federation Superfunds Save Day Schools?

Special To The Jewish Week
08/17/2009 - 20:00
The announcement last month by the UJA-Federation of New York of a $300 million matching program to support Jewish education — and similar initiatives in Los Angeles and MetroWest, New Jersey — comes at a time when middle-class Jewish parents find themselves increasingly caught between the Scylla of rising day-school tuitions and the Charybdis of declining real-dollar income.

Familiar Programs, New Demographic

Special To The Jewish Week
08/17/2009 - 20:00
Although Gail Rusgo and her husband are Orthodox and attended day schools, they’ve decided not to have their children follow in their educational footsteps. Rusgo, a teacher, told her rabbi at the Lido Beach Synagogue on Long Island, “I’m going to be sending my children to public schools, and we need more children.”
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