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It’s time to appeal to the courts

It is our belief that we must do everything we can and pursue every avenue possible to try to bring more children into our schools – for their sake and for the sake of the future of our community.  UJA

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Being sensitive to our young families’ hardships

The Tishrei holidays are over.  Children have returned to the classrooms; parents to their regular car-pool schedule; grandparents to their hovering roles of aiding and assisting; and teachers to the hard and hopefully rewarding, vital work of teaching, guiding, supporting

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Resilience through education

The cycle begins anew next week for those of our people who read the Torah in synagogue on an annual basis. Just as we invoked the Shehechiyanu blessing at the outset of the Tishrei holidays, we will do so again

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The decline in enrolment can be reversed

The Jewish News Syndicate recently published an article by award-winning reporter and children’s book author Faygie Holt “If you lower it, will they come? The high costs of Jewish day school.” The article is a mini-tour-of-the-horizon of efforts in diverse,

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In the best interests of all Canadians

The CJN recently published a comment by Josh Leiblein entitled “A Guide to Jeiwish Issues in the Federal Election”. In his commentary Leiblein reflected upon why some of the issues of concern to our community seem to resonate with the

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Shaping and creating our Jewish future

In the past we have referred to a volume of essays that resulted from a conference titled Creating the Jewish Future which was held at the Centre for Jewish Studies at York University in 1996. It is fitting, in our

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Advancing the public good

Last week we pointed to research by Cardus, a non-partisan, faith-based think tank, that debunked the harmful myth that independent schools are primarily the domain of the elite and that the families in independent schools are primarily rich and privileged.

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Seeking ‘equitable access’ for independent schools

An op-ed appeared this week in The Toronto Sun co-written by Deani Van Pelt and David Hunt under the headline “Publicly-educated parents seeking other options for kids”. The writers are co-authors of the study ‘Who Chooses Ontario Independent Schools and

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Investing in education is important

The Canadian Jewish News (CJN) this week featured an article entitled “The unequal cost of Jewish education in Canada.” It is a source of important information. The reporter, Alex Rose, deftly covered the three most compelling aspects of Jewish education,

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May the coming school year be excellent for all

School returns next week for most of our children. As we know, the first day – the first week – can be fraught with anxiety and worry for the youngest and the oldest. Even as our children look forward to

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