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Families with school-age children simply cannot afford to sustain the schools alone. From a halachic standpoint, the obligation to keep the majority of charity dollars local applies to all ages and stages of life …


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Steve Savitsky talks with David Lewinter, Vice President of Finance of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.


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For many years, the American community was supporting its own yeshivot and sending surplus tzedakah to Eretz Yisrael. Now we realize that there is no surplus and yeshivot in America are closing…


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If you’ve ever attended a Jewish day school, sent your children to one, or worked in this environment, these compelling scenes, captured by photojournalist Judah S. Harris, will be familiar…


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The Tuition Crisis: A Personal Reflection

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The word “tuition” may not have preceded the word “crisis”, but the circumstances were so similar and the consequences so identical that it’s probably worth a lead-in…


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Job Fair Draws Hundreds

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The OU’s job fairs are so successful that, as usual, some candidates are hired on the spot…


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Jewish Educators Unite at Groundbreaking Youth Conference

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For one day, Stamford, CT became the world-wide center of experiential – that is, informal – Jewish education. More than 600 professionals and volunteers, representing more than 160 organizations across the Jewish spectrum, united for a groundbreaking moment…


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A Timeless People: Memphis

By Dr. Saul Landa.

I visited Memphis in the Hebrew month of Elul, the month preceding the High Holy Days… What a place! Jews have lived in the South for hundreds of years and each generation had to find a balance between its Jewish and Southern identities.


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