Education

JFS wins university challenge

By Simon Rocker, July 14, 2011

JFS is one of the country's top comprehensives in getting children into the leading British universities, according to a new study.
Two-thirds of JFS students gain a place at the top 30 universities, making it the seventh best comprehensive in a list published by educational charity the Sutton Trust.

King David High School Liverpool came 12th in the list with 57 per cent and the King David Hig

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Porter dining out to back Tel Aviv studies

By Simon Rocker, July 14, 2011

Dame Shirley Porter, a long-standing supporter of the Tel Aviv University Trust, was among the guests at a dinner at Middle Temple held in support of the university's Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

The centre's new head, Scott Ury, came from Israel along with its director Esther Webman, co-author of an award-winning book on Arab responses to the Ho

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Universities restore ties as row rages

By Moira Schneider, July 14, 2011

Ben-Gurion University (BGU) is reinstating its research agreement with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), four months after the lapse of an institutional relationship between the two.

The universities signed a new contract on Friday to continue their joint research on water purification and the conversion of algae into energy.

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Cocktail of learning sustains pub yeshivah

By Simon Rocker, July 7, 2011

A group of young people are sat around a long wooden table discussing the moral conundrum the rabbi has set them.

"When Osama bin Laden was tracked down and killed, was that something that makes sense in Judaism?

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Building a legacy at Tel Aviv University

By Simon Rocker, July 7, 2011

The UK support group for Tel Aviv University is trying to attract longer-term investment in the institutionby running its first legacy tour later this year.

And the man they have running it, Geoffrey Simmonds, has led similar tours for the Hebrew University.

Mr Simmonds - who has resigned as a Hebrew University governor - is "delighted" to be fundraising on behalf of the Tel Aviv Universit

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Yavneh celebrates award of academy status

By Robyn Rosen, July 7, 2011

Five years after opening its doors, Yavneh College in Borehamwood has become the first Jewish school to be awarded academy status by the Department for Education.

As a result, it will receive an additional £200,000 of annual funding directly from the government. It will employ extra staff, purchase more equipment and focus on plans to set up a two-form entry primary.

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Sky's the limit for Noam

July 7, 2011

Noam Primary secretary Joanna Serfaty proved herself a real high-flyer on Sunday with a sponsored skydive in aid of the school's new home project.

Ms Serfaty jumped from 10,000ft at the Parachute Centre in March, Cambridgeshire. "It's the most terrifying thing I have done," she said.

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Abramovich man funds school

By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2011

A Russian oil billionaire who is a close confidant of Roman Abramovich has been revealed as the primary donor for the £4.2 million rebuilding project at Edgware Jewish Primary School.

EJPS is acknowledging Eugene Shvidler's generosity by changing its name next year to the Beit Shvidler Primary School.

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Schools hit by strikes

July 1, 2011

Most Jewish schools in the north were expecting to avoid closures due to teachers' strike action on Thursday.

Manchester's 420-pupil King David Primary was the only school likely to shut.

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JCoSS: Don't stop believing, it can happen

By Jennifer Lipman, June 30, 2011

Almost a decade after its founders gathered to discuss the idea, the UK's first cross-communal Jewish secondary school has been officially opened.

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