Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Senior Alexa Smith, a graphic arts student in U-M’s Stamps School of Art & Design, created her own image to counter the anti-Semitic depiction that offended her at a mandatory art lecture series. She spoke to U-M administrators about the university adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Standing Strong

Students, parents react to incidences of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic stances at U-M. Above: Senior Alexa Smith, a graphic arts student in U-M’s Stamps School of Art & Design, created her own image to counter the anti-Semitic depiction that offended her at a mandatory art lecture series. She spoke to U-M administrators about the university adopting the International…

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6 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Finance

Help your children develop healthy money habits today. Back-to-school time means plenty of lessons to learn in the classroom. But parents usually have to be the teachers when it comes to a subject their kids will need to understand throughout their adult lives — personal finance. Studies show that teaching finance is not a top priority of…

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Gavriel Salomon

Gavriel Salomon Is Born

October 12, 1938 A specialist in the field of educational psychology, Gavriel Salomon served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa from 1993-1998. He is the author of four books and more than 120 articles on technology, learning and peace education. In 1998, he established the Center for Research…

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Simchat Torah – The Jewish Literacy Day

By Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple Simchat Torah is probably the only religious festival anywhere that celebrates a book. Most religions – Judaism too – make grand occasions out of historical anniversaries. Many celebrate great thinkers, mentors, martyrs and spiritual leaders. Many have times of supreme joy interspersed with times of supreme tragedy. But no other religion…

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Cherie Brown, founder and CEO of the National Coalition Building Institute in Silver Spring, Md., conducted an anti-Semitism training at U-M Hillel early this year. Credit: U-M Hillel

UPDATE: Israel Bias

U-M professor criticized for refusal to write recommendation letter for study in Israel. University of Michigan officials, administrators, students and alumni reacted with criticism to Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to rescind an offer to write a letter of recommendation for a study abroad program when he realized the student wanted to study in Israel. Cheney-Lippold…

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Paul Ehrmann

Lifestyle Changes

Local physician’s HealthyTown idea grows to help people in Flint. Family physician Paul R. Ehrmann, D.O., is on a mission to improve the health of residents in communities across the state through an initiative he developed a few years ago and continues to spread across Southeast Michigan. “The three cornerstones of good health start with…

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Gerrymandering Town Hall

On Thursday, Oct. 4, voters who want to know more about Ballot Proposal 2, which would create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to end gerrymandering in Michigan, can head to an educational event organized by the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan as part of its advocacy work protecting voting rights. The event is free to…

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Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig

Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig Passes Away

September 26, 2002 Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig, a founder of Israel’s National Religious Party and a signer of the Declaration of Independence passed away at the age of 96 in Jerusalem. Born in Belorussia, Warhaftig became involved in the religious Zionist Mizrahi movement in his teens in Poland, serving as a delegate to the Zionist Congress…

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Amir Gilboa

Amir Gilboa Is Born

September 25, 1917 Amir Gilboa, one of Israel’s leading poets, is born in the Ukraine. Gilboa, born Berl Feldmann, made aliya in 1937 with a group of 40 others. He served in the British Army’s Jewish Brigade during World War II and saw action in North Africa and later fought in the Israeli War for…

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Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) students smile for the camera. Three students sit in front and two students stand behind as they work on a chemistry project.

Detroit Country Day School Is Building A Vivid Future

Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School How Detroit Country Day School is reinventing the education experience for 21st-century learners through renovated spaces and student-first mentality Schools all over the world struggle to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and the changing environment that social media and digital advances have created for students. At…

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