Education

Big rise in single-sex education in Israel

By Zoe Winograd, March 28, 2013

According to a recent study there has been a 40 per cent rise in gender-segregated learning in Israeli state religious schools.

Ariel Finkelshtain, a researcher for the religious Zionist organisation Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah, used data from the Education Ministry website to put together an analysis on the subject.

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Bug hits Mathilda Marks Kennedy School

By Zoe Winograd, March 25, 2013

Mathilda Marks Kennedy School in Mill Hill closed last Friday (March 15) due to an outbreak of norovirus. Head teacher Jillian Dunstan said: “We were advised by the Health Inspection Agency to close the school to prevent further spread of the virus.” The school, which has 220 pupils from nursery to year six, was reopened on Monday.

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Twigg: 'Hebrew to stay'

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2013

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg has told Jewish communal leaders he opposes government plans to force religious education and Hebrew out of the national curriculum.

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Top of the class as North West London Jewish Day School pulls rank

March 25, 2013

The North West London Jewish Day School has improved its overall Ofsted rating from good to outstanding in its latest inspection.

Inspectors also found pupil achievement, teaching quality and leadership and management good — and behaviour and safety of pupils outstanding.

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King David ambassadors visit their twins

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2013

MPs HAVE come out in support of the first Jewish ambassadors to visit a Muslim school, as a historic twinning moves to a second stage.

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In full: President Obama’s speech to Israeli students in Jerusalem

By Sandy Rashty, March 25, 2013

Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech to Israeli students in Jerusalem - March 21 2013

“Well, it is a great honor to be with you here in Jerusalem, and I’m so grateful for the welcome that I’ve received from the people of Israel. Thank you. I bring with me the support of the American people - and the friendship that binds us together.

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Spielberg’s Shoah project turns memory into action

By Tom Tugend, March 22, 2013

A 14-year-old New York high school student sat in his classroom and watched the taped testimony of a Holocaust survivor.

In the video, the survivor recalled how he had to kill the family dog as he faced deportation to a wartime ghetto, where there would not be enough food for humans and none for animals.

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Yeshivah teacher shame over ‘schvartze’ remark

By Anna Sheinman, March 21, 2013

New York’s Yeshiva University has condemned one of its senior professors of rabbinic studies for his offensive remarks about “schvartzes”, made at a recent conference of United Synagogue rabbis in London.

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Learning to collaborate in Elstree

By Jay Grenby, March 18, 2013

For the fourth year running, the Elstree area Orthodox communities came together for an educational event organised jointly by the Hertfordshire Learning Experience and Seed.

Close on 100 members of the United, Federation and Sephardi shuls attended the pre-Pesach seminar at Yavneh College featuring a keynote address by Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz.

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Morasha dines out on its latest achievements

March 18, 2013

The annual dinner of the Morasha Jewish Primary raised £125,000 towards the renovation and development of the school’s new premises in Stanhope Road, Finchley.

More than 200 people attended the dinner at Finchley Synagogue, where honorary principal and Chief Rabbi elect Ephraim Mirvis was thanked for his contribution to the school over the past five years.

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