Education

A 3D printer used to make the face shields

Kohelet Yeshiva High School Makes Face Shields for Health Care Workers

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Kohelet Yeshiva High School art teacher Daniel Ostrov was using the Merion Station school’s 3D printer and laser cutter to...
Caitlin Haskett displays her exhibit at Bryn Mawr College’s Canaday Library.

Bryn Mawr Student Documents Campus Jewish History

While she isn’t studying history, it’s a subject that Caitlin Haskett values. So when she discovered a gap in her school’s historical records, she...
Jenna Ufberg, a freshman at Barrack, is in class from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Philly Jewish Day Schools Adapt to Video Classes Amid Coronavirus

Some schools have come to call it “distance learning.” Others opt for “distance teaching” for a little perspective shift. There’s “remote classes,” “remote learning,”...
A page from Charlotte von Rosthchild’s 1842 illustrated Passover Haggadah.

Salon Explores Diversity of Jewish Culture

The Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization revived an old...
New Kelman Student Lounge

Muss Responds to Parent Concerns over Student Move

Brian Newmark couldn’t have been more excited for his daughter. Annie, a sophomore at Harriton High School, had decided to spend Jan. 28-March 24 living...
The members of the Political Action Club, along with adviser Minna Ziskind (far right).

Government, Advocacy Featured at Barrack’s Politicon

Civic engagement and the necessary ingredients for a healthy democracy were the themes of the day at the most recent Politicon, the Jack M....
a student holding a bowl of assorted fruits while another students picks some fruit from the bowl

Student Clubs Bring Jewish Culture to Philadelphia Area Schools

  Izzy Cutler walked in with a PowerPoint and a sales pitch. As a freshman, she struggled to find and connect with the other Jewish students...

As Number of Holocaust Survivors Dwindles, Educators Assess the Impact of Living Testimony

By Cnaan Liphshiz Cancer may have weakened Edward Mosberg’s body, but it has done nothing to dissuade the 94-year-old Holocaust survivor from New Jersey from...
Prospective Kellman students

Kellman Makes Push to Recruit Students From Philadelphia

Look o’er yonder, over the hills there, just past the horizon. Can you see it, way off in the distance? Squint, if you must. That...
Beverly Socher-Lerner and children

After-School Program Rethinks Jewish Enrichment

When Beverly Socher-Lerner founded Makom Community in 2014, she had a plan that was both simple and ambitious: to combine working parents’ needs for...