United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Appoints Marla Eglash Abraham as Western Regional Director

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced the appointment of Marla Eglash Abraham as Western Regional Director for the nine-state region that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. “Marla is a California native with years of successful development experience, and we look forward to her leadership of the Museum’s Western Region,”…


Education tutoring and consultation services

Some children struggle with academics and learning. At Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) their professional staff provides academic supports and recommendations for strategies to help your child succeed in school. Who could benefit from educational tutoring and consultation? A child who has an IEP, ISP or 504 in school; a…


Unveiling the Daniel Pollack Playground

Pictured above: Students explore the new playground at Chandler Jewish Preschool. The children that attend the Chandler Jewish Preschool will kick off the new year with a new playground. The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Daniel Pollack Playground, with Michael Pollack, will be held on Jan. 21 from 10:30 am to noon. The playground was designed…


A middle school Israel educational program is coming to Arizona

Pictured above: Mina Rush, director of community engagement at StandWithUs. StandWithUs has a new initiative for middle school. “LINK: Discovering Your Israel Connection” is a 6-lesson unit that allows students to explore the historic Jewish roots to Israel while discovering their own personal, modern connection. After a successful pilot program, LINK is now in 122 schools nationwide. Director of…


Backpack Safety

If you’ve ever gone backpack shopping with a school-aged child, you know picking the right one is a big decision. The array of shapes, styles and patterns is matched by the range of prices. The modern backpack explicitly made for books has only been around since the mid-1970s, but it’s hard to imagine the time…


STEM at Play

Pictured above: There are many hands-on activities for children of all ages at the annual STEM Festival held at Tucson Hebrew Academy. This year’s festival will be Sunday, April 7. When children play, they often learn. Not only can playtime improve behavior and concentration, it also helps children explore with their imaginations. Both free play…

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