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The American Hebrew Academy is proud to announce that senior Olivia Dweck has been named a National Merit Semifinalist for 2017.
Olivia, from Armonk, New York, joins an elite group of about 16,000 students nationwide named as Semifinalists, who make up approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers who qualified for the National Merit Scholarship program.
“We are proud of Olivia for qualifying as a semifinalist and wish her well in the ongoing competition. Olivia continues the Academy’s tradition of producing outstanding students and independent thinkers,” said Alex Troy, Head of School at the American Hebrew Academy.
The National Merit Scholarship competition is one of the most competitive and prestigious academic competitions
On the first day of school, students eagerly made their way through the crowd to get a glimpse of the brand, new, state-of-the-art SmartLab. The fully equipped learning lab supports hands-on learning with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The SmartLab will offer the students first-hand experience with robotics, software engineering, alternative energy, and computer graphics, all of which will be applied to areas of study such as science, math and some Judaic
MEOR (www.MEOR.org), a leading Jewish non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering Jewish students at top universities across the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Hershel Lutch as its first Executive Director. After an extensive selection process, Rabbi Lutch was the unanimous choice of MEOR’s search committee and Board of Directors.
A native of Boston and resident of Baltimore, Rabbi Lutch began his career as the Executive Director of two
Academics are increasingly calling for the end of the Jewish state with impunity
One of the latest offerings at the University of California, Berkeley, is a course on dismantling Israel.
In autumn 2016, students interested in learning about the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict will be able to take “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis”. Positing that Israel is a “colony”, the course description promises to “explore the possibilities of a decolonized Palestine”. In other words: a land in which
Milan Chatterjee, the former president of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate Students Association and third-year law student, informed UCLA that he would be leaving the school due to a “hostile and unsafe campus climate” fostered by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) groups.
“It's really unfortunate,” Chatterjee told the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. “I love UCLA, I think it's a great school and I have a lot of friends there. It has just become so hostile and