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An innovate effort

We  – and many others before us – have often made the point that the best, though not only, way of ensuring a meaningful, vibrant, compassionate, active, diversely Jewish community in the future is through education. Education is the foundation

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The candles we lit

The two weeks on the Jewish calendar after Pesach continue with the powerful theme of peoplehood so poignantly introduced and taught in our forebears’ exodus from Egypt. Yesterday, the 27th day of Nisan, we commemorated Yom Hashoah v’Hagvurah. Next week

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Each day we put it off, we fail our kids

The affordability of Jewish education may actually be the pre-eminent subject on the agenda of most Jewish communities in North America. It certainly is one of the most talked about around community “water coolers”.   One of the most recent

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‘Time for a paradigm shift’

Aaron Blumenfeld and Ira Walfish, well-known, long committed activists for social justice in the Jewish and broader community, recently published an article in The CJN (Complacency not an Option When it Comes to School Funding, April 7, 2019). They pleaded

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A powerful builder of Jewish affiliation

Some week’s ago,the community celebrated the release of a groundbreaking report entitled “2018 Survey of Jews in Canada: Final Report” by Robert Brym, Keith Neuman and Rhonda Lenton. The study was conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research in

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In praise of day school

Jody Passanisi, the Director of Middle School at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto, recently published an article entitled “Ten Reasons to Send Your Student to a Jewish Day School.” She was inspired to write the essay after

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Fair educational funding for children with special needs

Last week, social policy scholars and researchers at Cardus, a non-partisan, not-for-profit public policy think tank focused on social policy issues such as education, family, work and economics, social cities, end-of-life care, and religious freedom, released a research paper entitled

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