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How Ontario can truly improve its delivery of education

The ongoing labour dispute within Ontario’s public education sector gives one pause. It also gives one an opportunity to reflect, again, on whether the current educational funding system is the one that serves all Ontarians best. Indeed, does it even

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‘Commitment, Collaboration and the Need for Fresh Ideas’

Seth Goldsweig, an administrator at The Leo Baeck Day School, recently posted an article on the eJewishphilanthropy website that relates directly upon the GAJE’s mission to help make Jewish education affordable. Drawing upon his doctoral study on the leadership perspectives

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Independent schools meet an important need

Cardus, the Canadian independent think tank recently published an article on its website entitled “Independent schools meet an important need”. The story resulted from the refusal of a school board in rural Ontario to sell an empty school building to

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Seeing ourselves as part of the story

Once again, in our weekly update, we must note a remark by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks that is so very apt to our purpose that it compels re-emphasizing. In his commentary on this week’s Torah portion, Bo, Rabbi Sacks concisely encapsulates

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Building a firm financial footing for day schools

As most observers have known for some time, day school affordability is the preeminent subject on the agenda of many North American Jewish communities, as it is in the GTA. From time to time, we have used this space to

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Saying: “Thank you. You mean a great deal to us” to our teachers

Teachers have always been revered and even lionized in Jewish tradition. We have understood from our first days as a people how important teachers are in fulfilling the divine instruction, across every generation, to teach our children the hallowed ways

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Last month (Feb. 8) GAJE wrote about the upcoming ORT Toronto Gala 2019 for Jewish Education. It is a unique endeavour for our community that replicates a successful approach in Montreal to fundraising for formal and informal Jewish educational institutions

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