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Posts Tagged ‘Education’

New U-M Professorship to Support Social Justice Research, Action

A $2.5 million gift by the Kohn Charitable Trust to the University of Michigan will establish a new professorship of social justice and social policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The professorship, to address the structural injustices within the society, will support a faculty member who gives voice to the disadvantaged…

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The late Eugene Applebaum

Applebaum Family Announces New Philanthropic Strategy

From the JN Staff The family of Eugene Applebaum announced its strategic direction to continue and build upon his important philanthropic work in new, collaborative ways. Applebaum, who died last year at age 81, was the founder of what became the nation’s eighth largest drugstore chain. “What meant the most to my dad during his…

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Hillel Day School sixth-graders start their day with a soulful exercise.

Hillel adopts Ayeka’s soulful strategies for educating today’s students.

Implementing soulful education. Gabriella Burman Special to the Jewish News A new “soulful” approach to Jewish text study is helping Hillel Day School students develop strategies for mindfulness at just the right time, as the world continues to move at a fast pace and mental health challenges are on the rise among youth nationwide. “We…

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Ruth Bergman, HMC education director

Meeting the Challenge

Ruth Bergman heads HMC’s educational efforts to reach more students and teachers. Keri Guten Cohen Story Development Editor For the first time in its 36-year history, the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills has a full-time director of education. Ruth Bergman, a well-respected local educator and daughter of Holocaust survivors, came on board June…

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Collaborative Work

Kahn Foundation gift will expand Michigan-Israel research partnership. Consider a future in which robots work alongside humans to search for disaster survivors and seniors monitor their response to bacterial infections in real time. A $20 million gift from the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation will expand collaboration among researchers at the University of Michigan,…

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Wonder Workshop’s Cue Robot

EduTech Products for School Days

The kids have been back in school for almost two months and should be getting back into the school rhythm. So much has changed from when today’s parents were in school. One major change is the type of technology our kids use. Above: Wonder Workshop’s Cue Robot While parents remember when schools had a few computers…

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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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