Paula Jacobs is a writer in the Boston area.
Synagogue religious schools aren’t always the right fit, and day schools are too expensive. But programs teaching Hebrew language and Israeli culture offer a third option for parents who want to maintain a connection to their families’ roots.
By Paula Jacobs · September 26, 2018
Israel’s fourth most populous city pays tribute to a number of trailblazing female figures, including numerous Mizrahi and Sephardic women
By Paula Jacobs · March 7, 2017
Perhaps Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein can inspire educators to teach Israel’s rich history through the work of these storied poets
By Paula Jacobs · February 13, 2017
As we move from slavery to freedom and from past to future on our journey to redemption, we need to deal critically with the dark elements of our history
By Paula Jacobs · April 21, 2016
My parents’ efforts during the World War II—my father was a GI who landed at Utah Beach on D-day, and my mother a “Gray Lady” for the American Red Cross—still bring shivers down my spine. It’s important to continue to bring their stories to life.
By Paula Jacobs · November 10, 2015