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July Wiener writes about Ilana Ruskay-Kidd's plan to establish a pluralistic Jewish day school for children with learning and developmental delays. It would be the first of its kind in New York, and is believed to be the first stand-alone special-needs pluralistic Jewish day school in North America.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2013
Julie Wiener writes about Hannah Senesh School's K-4 Hebrew immersion day camp. Here in New York’s (and possibly the Diaspora’s) only Hebrew-immersion day camps, all the activities — from music to drama to playing in the sprinklers — occur in Hebrew.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
Julie Wiener takes a look at Atid's Jerusalem based WebYeshiva, the first fully interactive online Yeshiva and Midrasha for Jewish learning, Jewish study, and Torah learning in which 800 mostly Orthodox adults from around the world are enrolled.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
Julie Wiener writes of the new Jewish Journey Project (JJP) a collaborative effort of seven congregations, the JCC in Manhattan, the 14th Street Y and various other Jewish institutions which is poised to revolutionize part-time, pre-b’nai mitzvah Jewish education in NYC when it launches this fall.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2012
Julie Wiener tells of two new mobile apps that are poised to revolutionize bar/bat mitzvah preparation, and possibly the whole practice of learning to chant Torah. Recently, Rabbi Charlie Schwartz and Russel Neiss — Jewish educators, techies and friends — released PocketTorah, which enables users to read and hear every Torah and Haftarah portion from virtually any Android or Apple device (or PC).
Updated: May. 15, 2012
Julie Wiener writes about 505 students enrolled in the first and only fully online Jewish day school in the world, The Chabad-Lubavich's Shluchim Online School. Students, ranging from pre-K through ninth grade, log in for as many as five hours of live Judaic studies each weekday, interacting via videoconference, text chat and by “writing” on the electronic classroom’s whiteboard. At any one time, participants can see five classmates and the teacher on their screens.
Updated: May. 13, 2012
Julie Wiener visits the Ben Gamla Hebrew Charter Schools in Florida and reports on their development. There are now four schools in the fast-growing Ben Gamla network founded five years ago in South Florida by former Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-Fla.) and another three in other States.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
Julie Wiener writes in the Jewish Week about a new effort to have schools practice greater efficiency which has resulted in savings of tens of millions of dollars for nearly 40 Jewish day schools across the nation. These schools are participating in a “benchmarking” process spearheaded by Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2012
Julie Wiener, in the first article of a series on technology in Jewish education, writes in the Jewish Week of the first US Jewish school to offer all of its secular studies via a fully accredited (and state-funded) virtual charter school — enabling it to keep tuition at $7,500, less than half the cost of most American Jewish high schools. Judaic studies at Ohev Shalom in LA are carried out traditionally in face to face classes and hevruta learning. But each afternoon the students log on to their online high school, Kaplan Academy of California, to communicate with their online teachers and learning resources.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2011
For Charters’ Jewish Cousins, So Near, So Far: The Tricky Relationship Between Hebrew Charter Schools and Their Religious After-School Programs
Julie Wiener, associate editor of The Jewish Week writes about the development of after-school Judaic studies programs for students from the new Hebrew charter school movement. These private, optional programs offer a chance to engage unaffiliated Jewish children while also compensating for what is, from the Jewish community’s perspective, a major shortcoming of Hebrew charter schools: their inability to teach Bible, prayer or other religious content.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2011