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The performance featured monologues of local Holocaust survivors
The eighth grade students at Manhattan Day School traveled to Staten Island to see the original Holocaust play, We Will Carry the Word, performed by the students of Wagner College. The performance featured monologues of local Holocaust survivors.
“It was so important for our students to hear their stories and learn about the Holocaust from another perspective,” says Judy Melzer, Associate Principal and Director of the Holocaust curriculum at MDS.
The Wagner faculty and students were equally excited to have the eighth graders attend the show.
“At a moment of escalating distrust and hate crimes in our nation, it is urgent to promote empathy between students of all
The famously self-righteous field of Middle East studies, which lambasts outside criticism as "censorship" and condemns America, Israel, and the West while lauding Islamists, now finds itself on the defensive. Two of its leading lights, the University of California, Berkeley's Nezar AlSayyad and the University of California, Los Angeles's Gabriel Piterberg, have been accused of sexually harassing female graduate students.
In October, UC Berkeley concluded an investigation, finding that
Anti-Israel groups threaten legal action against Kent State University for not removing exhibit and quote about Golda Meir
The anti-Israel advocacy group "Palestine Legal" threatened to take legal action against Kent State University for refusing to remove a display featuring a photo of and quotation by the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, the Algemeiner reported.
The local chapter of the anti-Israel Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organization had previously called for the
Making the holiday brighter for kids with parents in the military or in prison
Call it the mitzvah-multiplier effect.
Over the course of the past decade, the Florida-based, Chabad-affiliated Aleph Institute has sent thousands of Chanukah gifts to children whose parents were in the military or serving time in prison.
Now, it is looking to get many others into the giving spirit as well.
On Veterans Day, which fell on Nov. 11, Aleph officially launched an effort asking Jewish day schools
Jay Hershenson, senior vice chancellor of the City University of New York, will be leaving the system offices at the end of the year to return to Queens College, a CUNY division that is his alma mater. There he will become vice president for communications and marketing and senior adviser to the president.
Hershenson has been a vice chancellor of the CUNY system for the last 32 years, serving under eight different CUNY chancellors. During that time, he has won numerous awards, many of them