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New school to open September 2019

The campaign to make Jewish education affordable encompasses all reasonable efforts aimed at bringing more children into Jewish education’s classrooms. In some communities those classrooms are changing to incorporate the new technologies and pedagogical approaches of our changing times. GAJE

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How far we are falling

The question “why be Jewish?” has always been an entry point into a polite but relatively innocuous discussion about the grandeur, traditions, values, literature and ennobling heritage of Judaism. Until recently. Now, the discussion in the United States and especially

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Must we eventually excise the words “l’dor vador”?

Among the innumerable poetically powerful passages in our prayers is the statement: “l’dor vador nagid godlecha” or “l’dor vador halleluyah” in the Ashkenazi and Sephardi liturgy respectively. It appears in the reader’s repetition of the Amidah. Variations of the statement

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Thinking about the important

An interesting, edgy, from-the-heart essay appeared last week on the website. Written by Jordan Goodman, an “ordinary” but obviously strongly identifying member of the Jewish community, it was in response to an earlier article by Dr. Rob Weinberg that

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The line that builds a healthy society

We are now in the “deep end” of summertime, treading comfortably in the gentle ripples of warmer weather and lazier days, of less obligation and more relaxation – or at least most of us. If they have not already done

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The issue of affordability moving to centre stage

The crisis of the lack of affordability of Jewish education has moved beyond the discussion phase. Many communities across North America are actively engaged in trying to find solutions. It is important that GAJE supporters know this. Last week we

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Exemplary government initiative

GAJE expresses best wishes and abiding hope for success and high achievement for Lisa Thompson, Ontario’s newly appointed Minister of Education and to Sam Oosterhoff, the newly appointed parliamentary assistant to the minister of education. Along with the Health portfolio,

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