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23 April, 2018

Paradigm Shifters Start Shifting

[news_embed news_image_id="6307" layout_type="full-width" ][/news_embed]It’s called the Hub, and true to its name, it’s become a virtual meeting point for Jewish Early Childhood educators looking ...

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16 April, 2018

Finding Connections to Art and Broadening Horizons, One Museum at a Time

Rabbi Yigal Sklarin, a Talmud and Jewish History teacher at The Ramaz Upper School in Manhattan and a 2014 Pomegranate Prize award recipient, spends a good deal of time in museums and galleries during...

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9 April, 2018

Sculpture, 'Zines, and The Book of Jonah: BIMA’s Artists’ Beit Midrash

BIMA, the Brandeis Institute for Music and Art is a precollege program hosted at Brandeis University. While high school students who spend a summer in the BIMA program focus on a craft in their “maj...

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2 March, 2018

Making Space for Jewish Family Life at Ohr Lanu

Great education runs in the family. For this month's Sight Line, we asked Director of Ramah Ojai's Tikvah Program Elana Naftalin-Kelman, featured here, to interview her mother, Vicki Kelman, a 2003 C...

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28 February, 2018

Ramah Tikvah Programs: A Standard for Jewish Inclusive Camping

In the late 1960’s, Herb and Barbara Greenberg, two teachers working in the field of special education, approached several Jewish summer camps with a novel idea: why not include children with disabi...

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28 February, 2018

Who Can Be This Child’s Friend? A Thriving Model of Inclusion at Luria Academy

Throughout the country, Jewish day schools have struggled with the question of how to incorporate children who have learning differences, ranging from dyslexia and dysgraphia to autism to social and e...

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14 February, 2018

The Legacy of Lior

In honor of #JDAIM18, and over a decade since making the film Praying With Lior, a documentary about a spiritual and religiously connected boy with Down syndrome as he approaches his Bar Mitzvah, fil...

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12 February, 2018

Let Other People’s Dignity Be As Precious to You As Your Own

As the month of February continues, so, too, does Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (#JDAIM18). For those of us in the field of Jewish Inclusion, this is our hectic time of year – li...