By Veronica Maravankin “[Schools are] places of life for children, teachers, and families - places not only to transmit culture and support the family, but to create new culture, the culture of childhood, the culture of the child; places in which we can offer to our society a new … [Read more...] about Our Families, Our Schools, Our Future
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By Diana Ganger, MSW, and Sharon Goldman, JD Cheers of glee can be heard down the hallway of Moriah Early Childhood Center this Friday morning, but this time it has nothing to do with the rich Shabbat celebrations. Grandpa Larry is back in Chicago from his snow bird trip to … [Read more...] about Grand Friends: Is our Society Ready to Rethink Family?
By Lindsey Bodner In September 2018, the first group of one-and-a-half to three year-old kids began attending Olam Katan. I started this drop off playgroup because there are no reasonably priced, pedagogically sound Jewish programs in our Lower East Side neighborhood in … [Read more...] about Thinking Big and Funding Small: Models for Making Jewish Education Affordable
By Leonard Petlakh and Smadar Bar-Akiva Imagine a global Jewish world where the challenges of one Jewish community can be addressed by the strengths of the other - a global give and take where all partners recognize the value of collaboration and exchange. The business world … [Read more...] about Moving the Needle of Global Collaborations
By Rachel Gold Each day I come to work and am greeted with loud giggles and a huge smile as Bella comes through the door, bursting with excitement to be at school. I work with Bella, who has a developmental disability, at the Early Childhood Center at JCC Chicago in … [Read more...] about Preschool & The Building Blocks of Inclusion