Education

Students give fashionable thanks

October 6, 2011

Two graduates from fashion design programmes at Ort schools brought their new collections to an Ort fashion event at the Reform Club in London.

The 130 guests viewed Daria Dementova's "Learning to Fly" collection from Moscow.

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LSJS honours loyal backers

By Simon Rocker, October 6, 2011

Nearly a decade ago, one of British Jewry's oldest educational institutions appeared to be on its last legs.

The London School of Jewish Studies, founded as Jews' College in 1855 to produce ministers for central Orthodox synagogues, was fast running out of money.

But it has not only managed to reinvent itself as a thriving adult education centre.

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'Open-minded' school planners test demand

By Simon Rocker, October 6, 2011

A group of parents is exploring the possibility of setting up an "open-minded traditional" Jewish free school in north London.

They have launched a survey to gauge interest in the idea of opening the school somewhere in Finchley, Whetstone or Woodside Park.

Matt Plen, director of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues, is one of the parents.

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Glimpse into a positive Redbridge future

By Simon Rocker, October 6, 2011

Redbridge parents enjoyed a glimpse of the future as plans for the new Ilford Jewish Primary School were displayed at Monday's launch of the biggest Jewish capital project in the area.

The primary will be re-sited on the grounds of King Solomon High School, creating a campus for more than 1,400 children aged two to 19.

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Schools with no library for people of the book?

By Keren David, October 6, 2011

Mazaltov to King David High School in Liverpool as it settles into its new £25m building. Last week in the JC, the head and governors were showing off glossy classrooms, dazzling whiteboards and many, many computer screens.

However one sentence made me choke on my breakfast and - assuming my family were to move to Liverpool – vow that no child of mine would ever attend King David.

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Growth spurt at cheder lifts Reform shul

By Jay Grenby, September 27, 2011

A flurry of new pupils has continued the rise of the Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue religion school.

"Five years ago, it was decreasing in size, with only 70 children attending," a shul spokesman recalled. "There were even discussions about winding it up.

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Plea to protesters

By Jay Grenby, September 27, 2011

Opponents of the permanent site for the Etz Chaim free school in Mill Hill have welcomed an offer for dialogue by the trustees and governors.

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£25m education site nets Liverpool goals

By Cathy Forman, September 27, 2011

Pupils and staff are enjoying life at the new £25 million King David campus in Liverpool, which has brought together the high school, primary school, kindergarten and community facilities.

"It is a once in a lifetime chance to strengthen the community," said Lauren Lesin-Davis, governors' chair of the primary.

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Brichto Israel post launched

By Simon Rocker, September 27, 2011

A new fellowship in Israel studies has been set up at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in memory of one of Israel's most passionate supporters, Rabbi Sidney Brichto.

A former executive head of the Liberal movement, Rabbi Brichto, who died in 2009, was a governor of the centre and associated with it since its creation in the early 1970s.

Friends and family have raised nearly £

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Sussex post for scholar

By Simon Rocker, September 22, 2011

An Israeli scholar who has written books on Jews in European sport and on the impact of the economy on Jewish history has joined Sussex University's Centre for German-Jewish Studies as its new director.

Gideon Reuveni - who has a doctorate from the Hebrew University and has taught at universities in Australia and Germany, as well as at Ben Gurion University in the Negev - will also be a reader

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