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May 7, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Uniting antiquity and modernity, the Orthodox Emek Hebrew Academy of Sherman Oaks will dedicate a state-of-the-art learning center Thursday, complete with some 80 Internet-capable computers. Dancing with the Torah, placing it in the arc and hanging a mezuzah at the entrance to each room, students, teachers and dignitaries will gather for the center's grand opening. Then they'll fire up their Pentiums.
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September 14, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying they hope to produce students with strong minds and kind souls, founders of the Milken Community High School of Stephen Wise Temple dedicated their new campus Sunday in a celebration that honored Jewish history and religion. Rabbis and financial backers officially opened the $30-million campus, the nation's largest non-Orthodox Jewish high school, where ancient Jewish traditions share classrooms with modern disciplines like robotics and biotechnology.
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January 21, 1994 | Associated Press
The government is barring 21 Orthodox Jewish schools from federal student aid programs on grounds they provide only "avocational" training. To be eligible for student aid money, schools must provide education that leads to a degree or certificate and "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The schools, all but one in New York City, were first told they might not be eligible for continued aid last October and were allowed a chance to appeal.
SPORTS
April 8, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Five times each school year, star wide receiver Todd Fenton of Notre Dame High is required to attend a Catholic service at the Sherman Oaks campus. Each morning, before class begins, he respectfully stands for the pledge of allegiance and listens to a prayer read over the intercom. "In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ." Fenton enrolled at Notre Dame three years ago because of its strong academic reputation and successful sports program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six-year-old Michael Wagman, blond and impish and bright, loves school. He knows his ABCs, and he's learning how to read, word by word, the way most American kids do--left to right. Michael also knows aleph-bet-gimmel, the first three letters of the Hebrew alphabet. And in his first-grade class at the Menorah Community Day School in Redondo Beach he's learning how to read the Hebrew way--from right to left.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying they hope to produce students with strong minds and kind souls, founders of the Milken Community High School of Stephen Wise Temple dedicated their new campus Sunday in a celebration that honored Jewish history and religion. Rabbis and financial backers officially opened the $30-million campus, the nation's largest non-Orthodox Jewish high school, where ancient Jewish traditions share classrooms with modern disciplines like robotics and biotechnology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN
Eleven-year-old Shayna McCormack has never been to Israel. But for a day, she got a taste of what it is like. Monday afternoon, teachers, parents and students at the Hebrew Academy, a Jewish day school, transformed the playground into a pseudo-Israeli market--with signs in Hebrew, backdrops of the Western Wall hanging behind carnival booths, and teachers and students alike speaking only in Hebrew . . . at least as much as they could.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1991 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Motorists on the San Diego Freeway may think that a 15-acre construction site in Sepulveda Pass is just one more plot of parched earth. But to Uri Herscher, executive president of Hebrew Union College, the dusty site is akin to the Promised Land. It's the future home of the college's Skirball Cultural Center, a $55-million complex designed to celebrate Jewish-American experience. Foundations are now being laid for the 130,000-square-foot project, just west of the freeway at Mulholland Drive.
SPORTS
April 8, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Five times each school year, star wide receiver Todd Fenton of Notre Dame High is required to attend a Catholic service at the Sherman Oaks campus. Each morning, before class begins, he respectfully stands for the pledge of allegiance and listens to a prayer read over the intercom. "In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ." Fenton enrolled at Notre Dame three years ago because of its strong academic reputation and successful sports program.
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December 8, 1995 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, Bar-Ilan University has seen itself as one of the few institutional bridges between religious and secular Jews in this nation's increasingly polarized society. A visitor strolling across its sprawling campus can see observant Jewish men in skullcaps and women in head scarves walking amicably with their secular, bare-headed classmates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six-year-old Michael Wagman, blond and impish and bright, loves school. He knows his ABCs, and he's learning how to read, word by word, the way most American kids do--left to right. Michael also knows aleph-bet-gimmel, the first three letters of the Hebrew alphabet. And in his first-grade class at the Menorah Community Day School in Redondo Beach he's learning how to read the Hebrew way--from right to left.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Uniting antiquity and modernity, the Orthodox Emek Hebrew Academy of Sherman Oaks will dedicate a state-of-the-art learning center Thursday, complete with some 80 Internet-capable computers. Dancing with the Torah, placing it in the arc and hanging a mezuzah at the entrance to each room, students, teachers and dignitaries will gather for the center's grand opening. Then they'll fire up their Pentiums.
NEWS
December 8, 1995 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, Bar-Ilan University has seen itself as one of the few institutional bridges between religious and secular Jews in this nation's increasingly polarized society. A visitor strolling across its sprawling campus can see observant Jewish men in skullcaps and women in head scarves walking amicably with their secular, bare-headed classmates.
NEWS
January 21, 1994 | Associated Press
The government is barring 21 Orthodox Jewish schools from federal student aid programs on grounds they provide only "avocational" training. To be eligible for student aid money, schools must provide education that leads to a degree or certificate and "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The schools, all but one in New York City, were first told they might not be eligible for continued aid last October and were allowed a chance to appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN
Eleven-year-old Shayna McCormack has never been to Israel. But for a day, she got a taste of what it is like. Monday afternoon, teachers, parents and students at the Hebrew Academy, a Jewish day school, transformed the playground into a pseudo-Israeli market--with signs in Hebrew, backdrops of the Western Wall hanging behind carnival booths, and teachers and students alike speaking only in Hebrew . . . at least as much as they could.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1991 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Motorists on the San Diego Freeway may think that a 15-acre construction site in Sepulveda Pass is just one more plot of parched earth. But to Uri Herscher, executive president of Hebrew Union College, the dusty site is akin to the Promised Land. It's the future home of the college's Skirball Cultural Center, a $55-million complex designed to celebrate Jewish-American experience. Foundations are now being laid for the 130,000-square-foot project, just west of the freeway at Mulholland Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1987 | ABRAHAM COOPER, Rabbi Abraham Cooper is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Summit III's focus on a historic nuclear missile accord notwithstanding, advocates for Soviet Jewry will converge on our nation's capital Dec. 6 seeking once again to focus world opinion on the continued plight of this beleaguered minority. The chants of "Never again" and "Let my people go" will be led by powerful symbols of defiance and hope--Natan and Avital Sharansky, Ida Nudel and Josef Mendelevitch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1998 | Stephanie Stassel
HOLIDAY PARTIES The Guadalupe Center in Canoga Park, which has a food pantry and other services, needs volunteers 18 and older to play Santa's helpers at a Dec. 21 Christmas party. Volunteers are also needed to help in the office, yard, food pantry, clothing store, with a reading program for children and to be tutors for a youth program. 21600 Hart St. (818) 340-2050.
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