I was ridiculed and physically abused for being the wrong kind of Jewish boy. As a result, it took decades to come to terms with my identity.
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.
“Studying some of the classic Sephardic books has opened us up to a range of different approaches and pedagogic models”
There’s an easy answer for Jewish communal leaders who fear for the future of liberal Judaism
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
A new initiative encourages Orthodox families to move to Houston, where Jewish life is affordable—but will New Yorkers be enticed by kosher chili?
A group of intermarried Jewish women gather for Shabbat but pack away their identities
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
Manhattan’s Ramaz closes for middle schoolers
The stomach churning persistence of the Jewish day school experience
From the archives: Love among the menorahs