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Violinist's Defers Part of Genesis Prize to Yiddish Book Center
When world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman recently received a $1 million Genesis Prize, he opted to defer the award to organizations devoted to causes that are important to him—among them, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Center received $50,000 from Perlman’s prize to support its work on Yiddish language instruction and oral history.
Perlman is the third Genesis Prize Laureate. Each year, the Genesis Prize Foundation awards the $1 million prize to an individual who has “attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and who inspire others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the
Cognitive skills and experiences like classroom-based play in kindergarten lead to participation in extracurricular activities in 8th grade among children growing up in poverty, finds a new study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
The findings, published in Applied Developmental Science, look at extracurricular activities as precursors to civic engagement, the building blocks for a healthy democracy.
“This study provides first-time empirical evidence
As the world grows more reliant on computers and the Internet to conduct the essential business of industry and government, cybersecurity that provides protection from uninvited hacking and other invasions of digital privacy is crucial. Now Bronx Community College is becoming a part of this burgeoning field thanks to a grant from the Capital One Foundation of more than $145,000 to establish a Cybersecurity and Networking Program.
The funding was approved in November and will go toward designing the
Courtesy of The Algemeiner
(The following article originally appeared on The Algemeiner web site at: www.algemeiner.com)
Of all the great and varied challenges we face as editors of a Jewish publication, one that stands out in particular is the troubling experience — dare we say the plight? — of Jewish students on many North American college campuses.
Two recent studies, one by researchers at Brandeis University and the other by counterparts at Trinity College, found, respectively
Last week, the fifth grade boys of Barkai Yeshivah in Brooklyn performed for “The Golden Girls,” a group of senior women who meet once a month under the auspices of the Sephardic Bikur Holim, a non-profit organization of the Syrian-Jewish community established to help the less fortunate. Since their inception in 1974, they have branched out not only to provide food, housing, mental and medical health care service but to provide programs for seniors.
The boys sang Chanukah classics like Maoz