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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Two private Jewish schools in Baltimore will close at the end of the school year after plans for a new, combined school failed to get off the ground. Boards of the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, and The Shoshana S. Cardin School, a high school, had planned to combine the students in a new K-12 school called the Independent Jewish Academy of Baltimore in the fall. The two schools are located close to each other and near the Baltimore County line.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Two private Jewish schools in Baltimore will close at the end of the school year after plans for a new, combined school failed to get off the ground. Boards of the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, and The Shoshana S. Cardin School, a high school, had planned to combine the students in a new K-12 school called the Independent Jewish Academy of Baltimore in the fall. The two schools are located close to each other and near the Baltimore County line.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1996
Representatives from Jewish schools in Baltimore and Baltimore County agreed yesterday to join Maryland's Catholic schools in their campaign seeking public money for private education."
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
The attorney for a Baltimore private school teacher has acknowledged that his client had sex with a former student, but says he is innocent of any crime because the contact was part of a consensual, adult relationship. Foye C. Minton, 33, of Cockeysville, was charged with second-degree child abuse, police said, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. A lawyer who has represented Minton in previous traffic cases released a statement on his behalf Tuesday that said he had no inappropriate contact with his accuser when she was a minor.
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
The attorney for a Baltimore private school teacher has acknowledged that his client had sex with a former student, but says he is innocent of any crime because the contact was part of a consensual, adult relationship. Foye C. Minton, 33, of Cockeysville, was charged with second-degree child abuse, police said, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. A lawyer who has represented Minton in previous traffic cases released a statement on his behalf Tuesday that said he had no inappropriate contact with his accuser when she was a minor.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1998
Like private and parochial schools across the country, Jewish schools in the Baltimore area are having a growth spurt, and it might be just the beginning.Unlike parochial schools, which are often the beneficiaries of the public's disillusionment with public education and a renewed interest in values, the Jewish growth reflects another trend -- the return of many Jews to their roots."The values, the traditions and the sense of identity -- that's why people are choosing Jewish day schools," said Marlene Daniel, whose son Justin, 16, recently transferred from Gilman School to Beth Tfiloh Community School because of his burgeoning interest in Judaism.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1998
Hunger among the needy is on the rise in the Jewish community of Northwest Baltimore, according to Jewish Family Services.At this time last year, the Kosher Food Pantry distributed 400 grocery bags of food a month to 150 families. This year, 600 bags of food are going to 220 families each month.To aid the pantry's work, JFS is holding its second Hanukkah for the Hungry food drive Dec. 6-20. The first night of Hanukkah is Dec. 14.The hundreds of recipients will include the elderly, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, the unemployed, the homeless, single-parent families with low income and immigrants.
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January 16, 2009
Over its 90-year history, the Baltimore Hebrew University has educated thousands of professionals to serve in Jewish schools, service groups and charitable organizations. And its distinguished scholars, such as Harry Orlinsky, a leading biblical translator and authenticator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, have made important contributions to the world's store of knowledge. But in recent years, BHU has struggled with declining enrollments and an uncertain future. Last year, it registered only 118 students, most of whom were enrolled in its graduate program.
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December 29, 1999
GIVING state aid to private schools is a lot like the Lay's potato chip ad Once you start, you can't stop.With an estimated $1 billion surplus sitting around, Gov. Parris N. Glendening is entertaining the idea of providing state money to buy books and computers for private and religious schools.While this may be good politics -- particularly among parents whose children attend the state's Catholic, Christian and Jewish schools -- it would be bad public policy.First, there's the issue of breaching the wall that separates church and state.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1996
The campaign to get public dollars for private school students -- spearheaded by Catholic schools across Maryland -- is becoming an ecumenical effort, drawing support from some other Christian and Jewish schools.Organizers are planning lobbying efforts aimed at convincing state officials that students in nonpublic schools are entitled to the same bus transportation, textbooks and testing services as those in public schools. And they are casting their net well beyond Catholic parishes and schools.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced that they will donate $8 million over five years to provide scholarships to children attending Jewish day schools in the Baltimore area. The Associated, which has pledged $3 million, is already giving $2.1 million a year from its annual campaign. The Weinberg Foundation will give $5 million. "We recognize the sacrifice Jewish parents make each day to help ensure that their children get the strongest Jewish education they can provide for them.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
Yeshivat Rambam, the financially struggling modern Orthodox Jewish day school in Baltimore, announced Sunday night that it would be closing its doors at the end of the academic year. The executive board informed parents and faculty of the June closing during two separate meetings. "Like so many private and public schools today, Rambam has not and cannot escape the pain of tough economic conditions and the consequences of rising costs and stagnant or insufficient revenues from tuitions, contributions and grants," Meyer Shields, the newly elected board president, said in prepared remarks.
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By Robbie Whelan | March 26, 2010
Facing financial difficulties, Yeshivat Rambam is trying to sell its Park Heights Avenue campus. Officials at the Orthodox Jewish day school said Thursday the school would remain open through the end of the academic year, helped in part by short-term financing from the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. After this year, however, the school will have to relocate. In a letter to parents this week, officials referred to "perennial rumors of insolvency" and said the sale of the campus at 6300 Park Heights Ave. was inevitable.
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By By Mary Gail Hare | The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2009
An independent Jewish high school in Baltimore has announced plans to relocate its campus to the grounds of the former Rosewood Center in Owings Mills. The Shoshana S. Cardin School for students in grades nine through 12 will purchase 55 acres of the property in Owings Mills from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, which had abandoned its development concept for the site. School officials declined to make public the purchase price until the sale is settled.
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January 16, 2009
Over its 90-year history, the Baltimore Hebrew University has educated thousands of professionals to serve in Jewish schools, service groups and charitable organizations. And its distinguished scholars, such as Harry Orlinsky, a leading biblical translator and authenticator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, have made important contributions to the world's store of knowledge. But in recent years, BHU has struggled with declining enrollments and an uncertain future. Last year, it registered only 118 students, most of whom were enrolled in its graduate program.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | March 25, 2007
Tiny Aleph Bet Jewish Day School does not have a library, art room or science lab. School officials affectionately refer to the fifth-graders' classroom trailer as the "learning cottage." But they know that the euphemism doesn't register well with parents scouting out the Annapolis private school. "As loving, as wonderful [as this school is], look who you are competing against," said Cheryl Krushat, a trustee. "People are attracted to modern facilities." As Anne Arundel County's sole Jewish school marks 18 years - a milestone number in the religion - the board of trustees has decided it's time to make Aleph Bet more modern.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 12, 1997
TEHRAN, Iran -- In this Islamic city, children are learning Hebrew.Seated at tables in a synagogue, boys and girls diligently copy the alphabet into workbooks. A bright-eyed 5-year-old proudly announces, "aleph," as her pencil draws the first Hebrew letter.Mothers sit at a long table nearby. Each holds a worn copy of a Hebrew prayer book, the body of divine knowledge and law of the Jewish people. They take their turn to read aloud the prayers of their ancestors.Continuing the circle"The Hebrew language is an entrance to understanding Torah," says Houshang Elyassian, the 58-year-old manager of the largest synagogue in Tehran.
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By Jay Merwin | February 5, 1992
When Dr. Aaron and Roz Goldberg were looking over the Jewish schools in northwest Baltimore two years ago, they wanted one that would pass along their values to their children. But what they found were schools at different ends of their religious spectrum.The Goldbergs, who are Orthodox, worried that their children would stand out from the majority of students in the non-Orthodox Jewish schools. They feared awkward moments over invitations to Saturday birthday parties, for example, from Jewish families who do not observe the Sabbath.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,sun reporter | January 18, 2007
Jewish educators around Baltimore are studying an unusual topic this year: God. Teachers often shy away from discussions of God or defining beliefs at Jewish day schools and supplemental classes offered by congregations, said Lawrence M. Ziffer, the executive vice president of the Center for Jewish Education in Park Heights. "Most other religions have a lot of God talk," Ziffer said. In Judaism, however, "that almost never happens on a communal level." Instead, religious education usually covers areas such as holidays, rituals and liturgical or modern Hebrew.
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