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A bold plan to reimagine “yesterday’s schools”

It is now beyond doubt that the future of Jewish education is one of the most frequently discussed subjects around the community’s proverbial “water cooler.” The epicentre of the discussion usually focuses on the tuition costs of such education. Affordability

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New, unique fundraiser for local schools

Generosity, caring, giving, helping — tzedakah in the full and profoundly moving meaning of the word –- are embedded into the deep DNA structure of the Jewish people. From the modest “pushka” into which regular attendees at synagogue drop their

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At the forefront

Anna Pava, Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Office of Education and Engagement published an instructive, important article this past week on the eJewishPhilanthropy website. Entitled Redefining Jewish Education: Federations’ Goals for a New Century, Pava writes

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Make your views known

As most of the readers of this weekly update know, CIJA–The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs–is a non-partisan, non-profit advocacy agency of the Jewish Federations of Canada. Its broad mandate is to be a voice to government and other

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Where lessons can be learned

Even as we ponder ways to make Jewish education more affordable for middle-income families, it is also worthwhile from time to time to reflect upon aspects of that education from a broader perspective. To that end, we bring readers’ attention

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A radically relevant education

Rabbi Philip Graubart, Chief Jewish Officer & Director, Advanced Institute for Judaic Studies at San Diego Jewish Academy has posted an article for eJewish Philanthropy in which he reflects upon the deeply lasting achievement of Jewish education in an American

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Standing tall to vanquish injustice and injustice

The advent of a new calendar year is an appropriate moment to restate “first principles”. The community’s mission – indeed the mission for every Jewish community throughout the long history of our people – is to strive to make Jewish

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