In Part 1 of Kol HaBirah’s investigative series on Jewish day school tuition, we explored how the high cost of a day school education affects the Jewish community, and what supports local schools and institutions currently have in place. In Part 2, we identified some of the different challenges faced by Orthodox versus non-Orthodox schools as well as schools in the DC metro area versus schools in Baltimore.
The Gesher Jewish Day School (Gesher JDS) community enjoys a school campus that includes 28 expansive wooded acres of exploration space in Fairfax, Virginia. Gesher JDS teachers take full advantage of the campus, seizing opportunities to move away from the traditional classroom setting and embracing the concept of #DitchTheDesk.
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital recently launched its Scholars Forum, a weekly multi-disciplinary course in which middle school students examine contemporary issues with guest speakers sharing real-world perspectives. This year’s Scholars Forum explores leadership, collective memory, and institutional change, and what it takes to turn a vision into a reality.
Is it “anti-Semitic” for a Jewish pundit to criticize a fellow-Jew for being insufficiently pro-Israel?
Israelis love, love, love to tell me how much better and easier things are in America. Aside from several seriously well-informed sabras who understand the challenges of American healthcare, education, crime, public transportation, and anti-Semitism, a lot of people here just don’t get it. On the other hand, a lot of Israelis like to tell me how awful the food is, how naive the people are, and how fake everyone is in the U.S.
This is the second article in three-part investigative series on how the Jewish community can support the future of financially-accessible Jewish education for all who seek it.
Children are active and eager to learn, using all their senses to absorb information and make sense of the world around them. They are natural scientists, artists, engineers, and mathematicians.
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School’s (JDS) Boys Varsity Cross Country team had a record-setting day at the 45th annual Woodward Relays, held at Georgetown Prep on Tuesday, September 5. The six-man team of Daniel Weiss, Alex Arking, Josh Diewald, Zev Katz, Benjy Kruger, and Max Stravitz finished in third place (out of nine competing teams), an all-time best for JDS.
Can you imagine a shabbaton lasting for eight days? Think about the spirituality that would take place during those eight days. The camaraderie, the singing, the dancing, the life-long friendships formed — wow!
Program Coordinator Morton Davis has received many awards, commendations, and proclamations on behalf of Keeping Seniors Safe (KSS), a program developed in conjunction with the Volunteer Resources Section of the Montgomery County Police Department. Davis welcomes the awards but, in accordance with his humble mien, maintains that the essential reason for his involvement is to benefit to the elderly and seniors in the community.
Historians who spend much of their time immersed in the study of serious political and diplomatic affairs seldom have the opportunity to mention something as trivial as soup. But every once in a while, something small and seemingly inconsequential plays a role in shaping a larger historical event.
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- Joey Franco: Mortgage Banker, Broker, and Consultant
- Jacob Rappaport of Levin & Gann, P.A.
- Chad Freeman of McLean Mortgage
- Jacob Wealcatch of Wealcatch Insurance
- Scott Miller of Analytic Financial Group
- Sam Rosenblatt at Rosenblatt Group of Academy Mortgage Corporation
- Israel Trip Leaves This Millennial Hopeful as Ever About Her Generation