Melanie Birger-Bray visits Kinneret

American Students Attend College in Israel for Myriad Reasons

Melanie Birger-Bray wanted to study the Middle East, so she thought, What better place to learn than in the region itself? She’s one of a...

Villanova Names First Ever Chair in Jewish Law

In 1842, two friars from the Order of St. Augustine founded Villanova University on a plot of land in Radnor Township. A private university,...
preschool classroom

Tiferet Bet Israel Reopens Its Own Preschool

Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell has brought back its own preschool for this school year. The return of this preschool, called the Leonard and...
Two West Chester Hillel students flank the school mascot

Greater Philly Hillel Network Focuses on ‘Small But Mighty’ Campuses

Update (9/5/19): Information about the number of Jewish students at West Chester University has been corrected. Out of the remains of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia,...
Zipora Schorr greets students

Educators Weigh Teaching at Jewish Day Schools

Judy Willner began her career in education 40 years ago at a public school in Camden, New Jersey. When she went on maternity leave, her...
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‘Nefesh Kol Chai’ Targets Learners’ Souls

Barbara Glickman has been involved with Jewish education since 2007. In that time, she’s seen quite a bit. As a mother of three, she’s seen...
Caskey Torah Academy

Day Schools Prepare for New Academic Year

While students were enjoying their summer, the Jewish day schools of Greater Philadelphia were busy preparing for the new year. From completing renovations to hiring...
Eitan Schramm

Study: Majority of Orthodox Young Adults Choose Secular Universities

In the United States, more than three of every four Orthodox young adults (79%) choose to attend a secular university, a new study from...
two Temple Hillel students

Hillels Welcome Students With New Offerings

It’s the end of August and, right on time, swarms of college students are descending onto campuses across the region. While professors prepare lecture notes...
Students stroll on the campus of Solebury School in New Hope.

Solebury School Opens Doors to American Hebrew Academy Students

Scott Eckstein, director of admissions and financial aid at Solebury School, a college-preparatory boarding and day school in New Hope, is thinking a lot...