Education

Michael Twitty is a Black man with short, black hair and short beard. He is looking at the camera and wearing a kippah, blue shirt, striped tie and black vest.

Food Historian Ties Culinary Pieces Together

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When food writer and historian Michael Twitty traveled to Caesarea National Park in Israel several years ago, he was struck by the broken mosaic...

Central Program Helps Students Get Into College

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In 2012, Bob Cohen started an SAT prep program for students in-need at his alma mater, Central High School. Almost a decade later, the program...

Teacher Completes Summer C-SPAN Fellowship

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Over 24 years as a social studies teacher, Michael Horwits has developed an effective approach to his craft. “Get the kids to think and be...

College Decision Season Brings Cautious Optimism

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National Decision Day for students committing to college is May 1, and many are still uncertain about what the upcoming school year will look...

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Student Internships

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Students didn’t let COVID-19 get in the way of a summer learning experience, as many companies switched to virtual internship and fellowship programs that...
Sharon Levin

Barrack Head of School Sharon Levin to Retire in 2021

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Sharon Levin received a multitude of messages from former students and faculty alike when the announcement went out on May 18: After 34 years...
The Gratz College graduating class of 1917

Gratz College Celebrates 125 Years, Focus Now Online

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Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath didn’t want to drop what she was doing to go to graduate school for education. As a Jewish educator, then in Washington, D.C.,...
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Grads Get Creative With Celebrations

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Jessica Feldman didn’t know what to expect as her parents led her outside their Conshohocken home. What awaited her was a pleasant surprise: More than...
Students at Nishmat in Jerusalem wear masks and are separated by Plexiglas barriers to protect against the coronavirus.

As Colleges go Virtual, Students Instead Study Abroad in Israel

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By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Hadara Bilsky thought she’d spend her first semester of college making friends in her dorm, having discussions with professors and students...
Sharon Levin

Barrack Head of School to Retire in 2021

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Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Head of School Sharon Levin announced to the school’s Board of Directors that she will retire effective June 30,...