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Acting today to change tomorrow

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is widely known for the inspiring insights he pulls from the weekly Torah portion. His commentary on this week’s portion, Shemot, is a striking illustration of how the rabbi’s wisdom can be the jet stream, pulling us

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Lower tuition means higher enrolment

The recent article in The CJN entitled More Students Applying To Jewish High School in Toronto is an appropriate springboard for diving, fully confident of mission and means, into the New Year and the new decade. The information contained in

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Faith-based education tends to teach tolerance of others

One of the “throw-away” statements of the Supreme Court in the Adler decision of 1996 was that extending public funding to independent denominational schools would risk tearing the multicultural fabric of our society. Madame Justice Beverley McLachlin made the remark

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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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Students with a vibrant Jewish future can help build a better world

GAJE’s mission to try to make Jewish education more affordable is based upon the premise that a Jewish education at its best, the “gold standard” of which is day school, is exceptional as well as essential. Rabbi Jethro Berkman, the

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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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Seeking ‘equitable access’ for independent schools

An op-ed appeared this week in The Toronto Sun co-written by Deani Van Pelt and David Hunt under the headline “Publicly-educated parents seeking other options for kids”. The writers are co-authors of the study ‘Who Chooses Ontario Independent Schools and

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