The Origins of Formal Jewish Education in the United States

Today, thankfully, there are hundreds of Jewish elementary schools in the United States that teach both Judaic and general studies. The paradigm for this movement was the founding of…

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A Formal Engagement

The picture perfect engagement brings to mind the scene of a sweet young man kneeling on one knee holding out a ring box to his flustered, joyful girlfriend. It’s both a romantic…

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Support Jewish Education

Vigorously support Jewish education, whether formal or informal, primary or secondary, for novices or advanced rabbinical students.

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Support Education

In honor of NJOP's Annual Dinner tonight, make a donation to support its work of providing Jewish education to Jews across North America.

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For Religious Education

Acknowledge the good work of AMIT, which runs over 100 schools and programs as part of Israel's only government-recognized network of religious Jewish education.

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Support Jewish Education for Children

Whether enrolling one’s children, tutoring other children, or donating to a school for Jewish children, there are few worthier causes in the pantheon of Jewish philanthropy than Jewish…

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Education Strong

Encourage the Jewish children in your life to continue their Jewish education for as long as possible.

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Encourage Education

Encourage the Jewish education of the children in your life.

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Further Education

If you are thinking of furthering your education, or you know someone else  who is currently in college, explore a study abroad option in Jerusalem.

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Positive Education

Remember that your attitude toward education influences the children in your life. (Don’t disparage teachers, the school, the system, etc., even if it’s how you really feel.)

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Jewish Education For All

As a confirmation of the trailblazing work of Sarah Schenirer, make certain that your daughter and son receive a proper Jewish education.

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Basic Education

Even if you do not have kids in the system, help support your local Jewish educational institutions.

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Balak 5764-2004

"How Goodly Are Your Tents O' Jacob" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week's parasha, parashat Balak, we read once again of the non-Jewish prophet, Bilaam, who attempts to curse the…

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Va’etchanan 5780-2020

“The Mandate for Parental Involvement in Jewish Education” (updated and revised from Va’etchanan 5761-2001) by, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Va’etchanan, we…

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Va’etchanan 5761-2001

"The Mandate for Parental Involvement in Jewish Education" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week's parasha, parashat Va'etchanan, we encounter not only the Ten Commandments, but also…

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Tetzaveh 5763-2003

"The Primacy of Jewish Education" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In last week's parasha, parashat Terumah, we read of the appeal for donations to build the Tabernacle--the portable…

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B’ha’alot’cha 5760-2000

"Giving Our Disciples A Firm Grounding" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this coming week's parasha, parashat Beha'alotecha, G-d speaks to Moshe and says to him (Numbers 8:2): "Daber el…

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B’ha’a’lot’cha 5779-2019

“Giving Our Disciples A Firm Grounding” (Revised and updated from B’ha’a’lot’cha 5760-2000) by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald   In this week’s parasha, parashat B’ha’a’lot’cha, G-d speaks…

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Kee Tisah 5763-2003

"Reverence for Learning in Jewish Tradition" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this coming week's parasha, parashat Kee Tisah, we read of the fateful sin of the Jewish people with the…

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The Children of the Children of Israel

April 2nd, the birthday of the famed Danish author of children’s books, Hans Christian Andersen, who was born on that date in 1805, is celebrated as International Children’s Book Day. The…

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Never Too Late To Educate

It is a well-known fact that Judaism places tremendous emphasis on education. Thousands of years ago Rabbi Simon ben Shetach (75 B.C.E.) instituted compulsory school attendance. The…

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Literacy

Today, September 8, is the United Nations Organizations of Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) International Literacy Day. Established in 1965, International Literacy Day is meant to…

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Literacy

Today, September 8th, is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) International Literacy Day. Established in 1965, International Literacy Day is…

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Kee Tisah 5781-2021

“Reverence for Learning in Jewish Tradition” (updated and revised from Kee Tisah 5763-2003) In this week’s parasha, parashat Kee Tisah, we read of the fateful sin of the Jewish people…

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Shemot 5780-2020

Shemot 5780-2020 “Developing Commitment to Judaism: A Lesson from an Egyptian Prince” (updated and revised from Shemot 5760-1999)   by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week's…

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Shelach 5774-2014

“Do Not Follow After the Desires of Your Heart and Eyes” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald While the major theme of parashat Shelach concerns the scouts who return from the Land of Israel with…

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Bechukotai 5776-2016

“The Tochaycha–G-d’s Daunting Reproof of Israel" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald This week’s parasha, parashat Bechukotai, contains the first of two Tochaychot--תּוֹכֵחוֹת, G-d’s reproofs or…

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Tzav 5779-2019

"Remembering Amalek: A Contemporary View” (Revised and updated from Tzav 5760-2000) by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Rather than focus on this coming week’s parasha, parashat Tzav, I have…

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The Educator

Community day schools have played a vital role in maintaining Jewish life in America, particularly in communities outside of the major Jewish population areas. The graduate of such…

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Yitro 5767-2007

"Will Our Children be Our Guarantors?" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week's parasha, parashat Yitro, the glorious Revelation takes place at Mt. Sinai, at which G-d delivers the…

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