Education & Careers

‘I Create My Own Jewish Life”

For what is likely the lone student at a historically black college, every day is an education in other cultures.

Staff Writer

Baltimore – On a recent Friday afternoon, an employee of a university here, passing through the Student Center building, noticed a student he knew sitting in a lounge and called out, “Shalom Abe.”

The school is Morgan State University, a historically black institution in the northeast corner of the city; the employee is Donald Hill-Eley, a devout Christian and Morgan State’s head football coach for a decade; the student is Abraham Mercado, a place kicker on the MSU football team.

Abraham Mercado chose Morgan State University for athletic scholarship, vicinity to Jewish community. steve lipman

Alone In Its Class

With low tuition, small classes and customized learning, Suffolk’s only day school is competing in a tough environment.

Associate Editor

 ith a large fish tank and piles of toys in the office, an indoor playground decorated to look like a rainforest and hallway walls covered in student art — including a little house with a working doorbell — the Jewish Academy in East Northport, L.I., is an inviting place for children and their parents.

It has to be.

Each classroom in The Jewish Academy has laptops and wireless Internet. Below, Head of School Rabbi Michael Druin and April Well

Israeli Sci-Tech Curriculum Coming To NY Day Schools

In bid for excellence, seven schools getting biotech and science engineering classes starting next month.

Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Megan Harris-Linton, who heads the science department at the Yeshiva University High School for Boys in Washington Heights, took time out of her summer vacation this year to learn how to teach an award-winning Israeli science program to American day school students.

Students at seven New York area day schools will take part in the program, which, starting next month, will provide high-level courses in biotechnology and scientific engineering to 165 students in grades 9 and 10.

Very Early Childhood Education

Program at New Rochelle temple taking kids as young as 6 weeks in bid to get families engaged. Just don’t call it day care.

Associate Editor

In just a year, Matt Baumoel has gone from being the hard-core atheist who “shunned” all things Jewish to serving as the president of a Reform temple parents’ association. In fact, his “baffled” longtime friends now jokingly refer to him as “Super Jew.”

The cause of the transformation? His 3-year-old daughter’s nursery school.

Shabbat at Kehillah: “not just warehousing” children.

A Roundup Of Education News

New YU programs: From Thomas Paine to ‘experiential’ education; Touro adds medical college to its family; Alexander Muss H.S. in Israel expanding.

Staff Writer

In the coming weeks, some undergraduate students and rabbinical students at Yeshiva University will be studying the works of political thinkers like Thomas Paine and John Locke, and the words of such scholars as Maimonides and Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Yehudah Berlin, focusing on the intersection of Jewish philosophy and Western society.

Education & Careers August 2011

A New Language For The Classroom

Israeli high-tech curriculum comes to NY day schools; Are we ready for the new borderless classroom?; 'Very' early childhood education, and more.

Education August 2011

Adventure Camp Head: From Equities To Eco

Associate Editor

A decade ago, Rabbi Eliav Bock spent long days on the trading floors of Lower Manhattan. Now, a typical day is more likely to include rock climbing, horseback riding and mountain biking in the Colorado Rockies. A longtime Boy Scout and camp counselor, Rabbi Bock, 33, is the director of the Conservative movement’s Ramah Outdoor Adventures, one of five camps to open last summer with support from the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Specialty Camp Incubator Project.

Robert Eliav Block, director of the Ramah Outdoor Adventures camp.

The Jews Of Texas Christian

Members of the Tribe have a presence at the Rose Bowl-winning campus — and at many other Protestant and Catholic universities.


Los Angeles (JTA) — Texas Cristian University  may have seemed out of place at this season’s Rose Bowl — but not as much as a few of its fans.

The notion of Jewish students at Texas Christian may seem like a mismatch, but don’t tell that to the several dozen Jewish students at TCU who are now basking in the glory of their team’s 21-19 victory over Big Ten power Wisconsin on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif. Who says the Horned Frog, TCU’s mascot, can’t wear a kipa?

Hillel students at TCU mount a Holocaust exhibit every year. jta

A Green Exchange

Israeli, New Jersey teens team up in program to raise environmental awareness and make an Eco Connection.

Israel Correspondent

Arad, Israel — Tu b’Shvat, the tree-planting holiday, was fast approaching, so it seemed only fitting that the project being run by the environmental education organization Sviva Israel for a group of sixth graders at the Chalamish School in this southern Israeli town would involve seeds and soil.

Seeds of a partnership: New Jerseyites look at soil samples with Israeli sixth graders at the Chalmish School in Arad.

Med School In Israel: Just What The Doctor Ordered

Growing numbers of American students — Jewish and
non — are opting for programs in the Jewish state.

Special To The Jewish Week

When Miriam Langer was waitlisted at one of her preferred medical school programs in the United States, she decided that rather than wait or reapply later, she would opt for an alternative — attend a program in Israel.

Maya Garala in the maternity ward at a hospital in B’nei Brak.
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