Assessing your cultural competence: A checklist for culturally responsive teachers

Kathy Deady, Teach Away, 09/22/2017

As classrooms become increasingly diverse, cultural competency has quickly become a key concern for educators all over the world. When it comes to creating a culturally-inclusive learning environment and closing the achievement gap in our classrooms, culturally responsive teaching is, arguably, more critical than it’s ever been before.

Associate professor explores history, reality of Moroccan Jewish community

Pablo Mungz, Daily Bruin, 09/22/2017

Aomar Boum's research on Jewish history in his home country of Morocco brings local attention to that history and helps people reconnect with their historic roots.However, Boum's Muslim identity affects how people perceive his research.

Assessing your cultural competence: A checklist for culturally responsive teachers

Kathy Deady, Teachaway, 09/22/2017

As classrooms become increasingly diverse, cultural competency has quickly become a key concern for educators all over the world. When it comes to creating a culturally-inclusive learning environment and closing the achievement gap in our classrooms, culturally responsive teaching is, arguably, more critical than it’s ever been before.

What Do Kids Need To Know About Race?

Avital Schriber Levy, Huffington Post, 08/24/2017

The goal of raising the next generation as race conscious and accepting human beings is one that I think needs to be placed firmly on our parental agendas.

Like bits of colored glass, we’re all unique and beautiful

Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c, 07/04/2017

Classroom program fosters acceptance between Ethiopian and native Israelis, Arabs and Jews, religious and secular, special-ed and general-ed students.

Teaching your kids not to “see” race is a terrible idea, studies have found

Lila MacLellah, Quartz, 07/02/2017

For parents of black children in the US, where bigotry continues to take people’s lives and freedom, talking about race is often not optional. But acknowledging and naming race in conversations with children is something all parents must do, experts say—early and often.

Seven Jewish Heroines Disney Should Make a Movie About

Marjorie Ingall, Tablet, 12/05/2016

In Disney's latest animated blockbuster-Moana, set in Polynesia-the title character's religious faith plays an important role, as Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to Disney, noted in Tablet last week.

Jewish Pirates and Other Treasures

Marcella White Campbell, Jewish&, 05/27/2015

It’s the end of the summer, and my children are educating me about Jewish pirates.

Why do Black people think that everything is about race?

John Metta, Those People, 01/01/1970

When Twitty talks, we should listen

Mary Bilyeu, The Toledo Blade, 09/15/2015

Program Integrates Israeli Ethiopians into High Tech

Eliyahu Berkowitz, JP Updates, 06/03/2015

University of Haifa, East China New University open joint research center

Hayah Goldlist-Eichler, The Jerusalem Post, 05/12/2015

Movies That Matter: Freedom Summer

The Jewish Museum, New York and NY, , 03/02/2015

High school students, along with their teachers, view award-winning documentaries that examine issues such as identity, culture, and tolerance. Each day of film screenings features post-film discussions and a pizza lunch.

The Last of the Arab Jews

Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 02/13/2015

Here, in the heart of the Muslim world, the crowds were speaking Arabic. The band was Arab too, playing boisterous Arabic melodies. But the revelers were Orthodox Jews—as devout as they come.

Guest Editorial--The Indian Jewry and the Need for Jewish Studies in India

Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Cafe Dissensus, 12/31/2014

Independent Sunday school serves growing demographic

Jessica C. Kraft, J Weekly, 07/24/2014