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Get involved in community-wide collaborative efforts

From time to time we bring readers’ attention to the efforts in other jurisdictions across North America to secure and perpetuate the future of Jewish education. We do so again this week. The Jewish Link, a newspaper serving parts of

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Avi Chai Says Goodbye, But Not ‘Mission Accomplished’

Anyone in the field of formal and informal Jewish education knows of the Avi Chai Foundation. Unique among foundations oriented to Jewish life, Avi Chai, is singularly dedicated to supporting Jewish educational research and programming. It will cease operation at

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How other jurisdictions are reducing tuition

The JTA published an article this week, sponsored by and produced in partnership with the Avi Chai Foundation, entitled “Five innovative ways Jewish day schools are reducing tuition costs.” The article was a summary roundup. The five discrete methods that

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Being sensitive to our young families’ hardships

The Tishrei holidays are over.  Children have returned to the classrooms; parents to their regular car-pool schedule; grandparents to their hovering roles of aiding and assisting; and teachers to the hard and hopefully rewarding, vital work of teaching, guiding, supporting

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May the coming school year be excellent for all

School returns next week for most of our children. As we know, the first day – the first week – can be fraught with anxiety and worry for the youngest and the oldest. Even as our children look forward to

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The Teacher as Hero

This week’s update is effectively a continuation of the insights published week from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ commentary on the Torah portion Matot-Masei. From that portion, Rabbi Sacks taught that “Jews became the people whose heroes were teachers, whose citadels were

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Looking at Ontario’s educational system

Randall Denley, an Ottawa political commentator and former Ontario PC candidate, offered a commentary last week in the National Post on the state of Ontario’s educational system. Our system features four types of publicly funded school boards and as he

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