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Toward a thriving Jewish future…(2)

As a contextual footing for advising readers last week that UJA Federation had updated its Day School Scholarships website, we restated the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ life-long credo that a strong Jewish future relied upon strong Jewish education. “If you

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Toward a thriving Jewish future…

One of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks recurring urgent messages to the Jewish people wherever he met us, across the wide expanse of his much-traveled horizons, was: “If you want to save the Jewish future, you have to build Jewish

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Toward a thriving Jewish future…

One of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks recurring urgent messages to the Jewish people wherever he met us, across the wide expanse of his much-traveled horizons, was: “If you want to save the Jewish future, you have to build Jewish

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A call from afar for Jewish education at home

At the end of September, the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), a non-profit, non-partisan, highly reputed, think tank based in Jerusalem released 2022 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People. The institute’s scholars and researchers conduct their annual

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For a pluralistic model of education in Ontario

Ontario’s continuing unwillingness to include some measure of funding for independent schools is perplexing. The province’s approach is entirely out of step with that of the next five largest provinces. It is out of step with proven best educational practices

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In the courts last week

At the beginning of the week, on October 3, the Court granted leave to the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS), with the consent of the Attorneys General of Ontario and Canada, (AGs) to intervene in our application as a friend

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‘Allow funding to follow all students to their school’

The research demonstrating how Ontario’s educational funding is deeply anachronistic is piling very high. By actively disregarding the best funding practices from jurisdictions throughout the free world, Queen’s Park is holding back Ontario education and Ontario students. More evidence of

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On Rosh Hashana we think about building the future

This weekly update is the last one of Jewish calendar year 5782, for on Sunday night we celebrate Rosh Hashana. We usher in the year 5783. Towards the end of his life, the late, great Rabbi Jonathan Sacks described the

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Ontario parents deserve more school choice

This week we point to yet another op-ed written by an expert in education who calls for Ontario to reform its flawed, discriminatory, outdated educational funding practices. Derek J. Allison, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education at the University of Western

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Ontario parents deserve the same options as parents in Quebec and the West

For more than seven years, GAJE has called public attention to the discrimination at the heart of Ontario’s system of educational funding. That the public treasury supports the education of one religious group in the province to the exclusion of

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