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In anticipation of a 2014-15 school year fraught with anxiety over how to teach kids about the Israel-Hamas war — and about Israel in general, in the wake of the war — Jewish LearningWorks (JLW), an S.F.-based nonprofit formerly called the Bureau of Jewish Education jumped into action late in the summer and organized several educators-only workshops. The gatherings helped teachers and administrators at Jewish day schools figure out how to best approach the subject of Israel. And in conjunction with that, JLW also launched a Web page titled “Israel-Gaza Conflict Resources,” a compendium of helpful materials for teachers.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2014
Lowell High School, San Francisco’s only public high school with academic and merit-based admissions criteria, is also the only public high school in Northern California to offer Hebrew — a claim it has been able to make for more than 20 years. But there is no guarantee that the 117-year-old school near Lake Merced will continue to offer the class next year.
Updated: May. 29, 2013