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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
Founded in 1978 by legendary social studies teacher, Mr. Stuart S. Elenko, the Bronx HS of Science Holocaust Museum is one of the oldest Holocaust Centers in the United States, predating the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park and the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. From 1978-2009, the museum was housed in a small room off the library within the school building. Thanks to the generosity of Bronx Science Alumni, the museum celebrated its grand re-opening on April 19, 2013.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
At Gann Academy in Waltham, MA, I lead a Mussar-based character development program called Chanoch LaNa’ar (CLN), named after a verse in the Book of Proverbs which advocates for sophisticated child-centered education. We decided that, if we wanted this language, culture, and practice to impact our entire school, we needed to start with the adults in the building, especially the school’s senior leadership team.
Updated: May. 16, 2013
The Jewish Theological Seminary invites high school sophomores & juniors to participate in JustCity: A Precollege Program in Jewish Social Justice in New York City between June 30 - July 28, 2013. Participants will join students from around the country in deepening their Jewish identity while serving on social-justice projects in New York City this summer. Through on-the-ground service and top-notch classroom learning at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), they will have the chance to transform their passion for Jewish social justice into action.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
Entering its fourth year of offering in-school educational experiences for Jewish teens, a new study demonstrates that Jewish Student Connection (JSC) is achieving positive outcomes as a catalyst for Jewish teens to take ownership of their Jewish future. The study, conducted by BTW informing change, looked specifically at the programmatic and organizational growth of JSC in Chicago, South Florida, Westchester/Connecticut and Denver from 2010 – 2012.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2013
Intel has announced its intention to invest five million dollars in scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical education in Israeli high schools over the next four years. The initiative, which was announced by Intel’s CEO Paul Ottelini as he visited the country last week, will start in 25 schools of southern Israeli cities such as Kiryat Gat, Ashkelon, Beersheva, Netivot, Ashdod and even the Bedouin village of Hura, near Beersheva.
Updated: Nov. 13, 2012
The Virtual High School, a new initiative of the Ministry of Education, the Center for Educational Technology (CET) and the Trump Foundation was unveiled at a festive event attended by high school students from all around Israel at the CET building in Tel Aviv. The purpose of the virtual high school is to increase the number of students finishing their studies of mathematics and physics at an enhanced level with higher achievements.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012
The Collective Memory of a Civil War as Reflected in Edutainment and its Impact on Israeli Youth: A Critical Reading of Consensual Myths
Following the political assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in 1998, Israel's national theater, Habimah, produced the play “Civil War'.The play addressed the religious/hawkish-secular/dovish rift in Israel through a critical reading of events from Jewish history and raises the potential of civil war and political violence in Israel over Israeli-Palestinian peace. An empirical study of 107 Israeli students from the 11th grade who viewed the play presents the potential of “Civil War” to influence students and lead them to a critical reading of consensual myths of the Jewish historical/cultural texts and current events.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
This article takes up categories from literature on political and civic engagement to help make sense of data collected from interviews with 40 American Jewish day high school students about what they think and feel about Israel. Viewed through a set of lenses that distinguish between the manifestations and motivations of political and civic engagement, the article helps clarify why young Jews, even when actively and positively engaged with Israel, are uncomfortable labeling themselves as Zionists. The analysis points to an important distinction between the concepts of Israel as “home” and “homeland.” The article also raises important questions about what is presumed to be an increasing distance or alienation from Israel among young American Jews.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2012
In order to help meet the critical decline in qualified mathematics and science high school teachers, the Israel Ministry of Education will launch a new venture in September, 2012. The idea behind it is quite simple: students from schools across the country will sit at computers in their educational institutions participating in virtual classes in groups of 20 students, for about 3-4 hours per week. Similar sized groups of students will study with virtual mentors - who are outstanding university students - in the afternoon hours.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2012