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Growing Green at Barkai

Barkai’s early childhood and 2nd grade students got their fingers dirty while learning hands-on about a plant’s life cycle, when horticulture and ecology enthusiast, David Geliebter, visited them to ...
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The Power of a Mother’s Voice

As an educator and as a principal, I am often asked, “When does reading begin?” Traditionalists would say reading begins in the first grade, with reading readiness as a ...
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High Holiday Programs at Hillel Yeshiva

As the uplifting voices of four world-class Hazzanim reverberated with selihot (special prayers) throughout Hillel Yeshiva High School, all those in attendance experienced a most stirring and inspirational Erev ...
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My Life-Altering Experience

I spent the year after high school in Jerusalem, attending Michlalah Jerusalem College. There we were told to do weekly hesed. My first choice was to volunteer at the ...
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The Benefits of Studying Abroad

College students who choose to study abroad for a few weeks, months, or a semester or two will reap the benefits for years to come. Studying abroad offers a ...
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Gesher Yehuda and Yeshivah Prep

Albert Einstein famously failed math as a child. It’s hard to imagine him struggling with the subject. Imagine the consternation of the grade school teacher who flunked him, when ...
Education Israel

Examining Birthright’s Participants

Shira Kaiserman remembers her 2010 Taglit-Birthright Israel trip like it was yesterday. While the New Yorker’s group was visiting Mount Herzl, the guide told them the story of Hannah ...
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Magen David Yeshivah High School, A Leader In Education

“MDYHS has vastly expanded its array of educational technology, skills-based instruction, and higher education/career path guidance,” noted Principal Rabbi Saul Zucker.  “Adding these qualities to the warm, nurturing, Torah-values ...
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How to Choose the Perfect School for Your Child

Every parent knows the emotion attached to the question, “Where should I send my child to school?” There are so many concerns—the academics, pressures of a dual curriculum, the ...
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Kindergarten, What To Expect

Kindergarten has changed. Not too long ago, kindergarten classes were half a day. Today, most children attend full-day kindergarten classes. For many of them, kindergarten is not their first ...
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Preparing for School

Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be ...