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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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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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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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