by Nancy Astor Fox It was a room filled with twelve “kids” - aged 14 to 40-something. They discussed sustainability, bloated project budgets, questionable overhead costs. They debated the impact of funding large scholarships for a small group of students versus providing par … [Read more...] about The Meaning of the Acharai Fund
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by Sherri W. Morr I was turned down for tuition assistance for my son at a Jewish day school. This was 40 years ago. I was told that the school could “no longer carry children like mine; schools could not provide dollars for my child, after all they had the Russian and the I … [Read more...] about Jewish Day Schools and Student Scholarships
by Leora W. Isaacs, Ph.D. The argument that complementary Jewish education needs to change to adapt to 21st Century realities is certainly not a chiddush (earth shattering epiphany). With the largest percentage of Jewish students in North America enrolled in complementary … [Read more...] about Adaptive Change and the Complementary Jewish Education Ecosystem
by Frayda Leibtag The session on “Judaism and Women’s Equality” at the 2013 Israeli Presidential Conference was certainly one of the spicier events at the conference. The panel included individuals from the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements whose statements highl … [Read more...] about Judaism – The Problem or Solution for Women’s Equality?
I do not think there were any speakers - including the many rabbis on panels - who argued that there are no legitimate systemic solutions within halakha. by Dr Elana Maryles Sztokman The Jewish community can begin to free agunot tomorrow, said several leading Orthodox … [Read more...] about Finding Solutions to Free Agunot