HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir Helps Youngsters Find and Celebrate Their Jewish Voice...

May 12, 2015 by

On Sunday, March 22, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, no stranger to great music, was alive with the sound of the voices of 350 Jewish high school boys and girls, all members of HaZamir, The International Jewish High School Choir. Representing 26 chapters across the US and Israel, the combined choir presented a program of classical and contemporary works, a world premiere, and a few nostalgic moments when a trio of future chazzonim recalled the world of Yiddish theater. Before this performance, most of the participants had rehearsed their music only within their own chapters. In their separate groups, they practiced weekly in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus, Dallas and Houston, Hartford, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St Paul, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and Providence. Locally, they practiced in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland County....

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ZOA Campaign Leads to US Dept. of Ed Announcement: Jewish Students Now Protected from Antisemitic Harassmen...

May 23, 2014 by

After a six-year campaign by the Zionist Organization of America, the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced last month that it will enforce Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in order to protect Jewish students from harassment, intimidation, and discrimination at federally funded schools. “This is a breakthrough,” said Mort Klein, president of ZOA. “Until this announcement, OCR wouldn’t enforce Title VI to protect Jewish students, leaving them without the same civil rights protections that have been afforded to other ethnic and racial groups since Title VI’s enactment in 1964.” Virtually all antisemitic incidents on US campuses stem from activities undertaken by anti-Israel, usually Muslim groups whose animus for the Jewish state rapidly degenerates into what can only be called hate speech and worse against Jews. Including Jews...

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New Jersey Yachad 3RD ANNUAL PARENT CONFERENCE RESOURCE FAIR & FAMILY DAY...

Dec 1, 2011 by

In partnership with the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Sunday, December 11th, 2011 | 9:00 am – 2:00pm Kaplen JCC on the Palisades 411 East Clinton Avenue Tenafly, NJ KEYNOTE: Dr. Charles Cartwright Director, Autism Center, YAI Network SPECIAL WORKSHOP For parents of children with Down Syndrome Dr. Fred Hirschenfang, Hackensack University Medical Center SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Dating and Marriage For My Child Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad INFORMATIVE WORKSHOPS Lunch & Networking – $25 for one adult (incudes dairy lunch). – $50 for whole family to attend (includes lunch & child care services). Limited scholarships available. To registrer or this conference please contact Chani Herrmann at hermann@ou.org or 917-885-7178 Event is being co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Nothern New Jersey’s Jewish Council for Special Needs and the Jewish Voice &...

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Englewood’s New Charter School Already Filled...

Mar 17, 2011 by

Among the 23 charter schools approved by Governor Chris Christie to open this September is the Shalom Academy Charter School (SACS), a Hebrew immersion school that is intended to service children primarily from Englewood and Teaneck.   Its mission, according to founder Raphael Bachrach, a member of the Englewood-Orthodox community who has been shepherding the concept of a Hebrew-immersion charter school for more than four years, is to produce students who are proficient in Hebrew language. By the end of February, just after its first application deadline, virtually all 160 spots in grades K-5 were filled. The school, which will be located on Williams Street in Englewood, will add a grade each year so that, in three years, it will offer classes in grades K-8 for about 240 students. Parental Choice A charter school...

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