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Jewish Private Schools are Bringing Community Home

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When Anna Klein’s daughter, Mia, was a four-year-old preschooler at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School (BT), her class was asked to bring in brown bag lunches for the homeless. The bags were being delivered to Beans and Bread, a soup kitchen in Fells Point, not far from where the family was living at the time.

“I volunteered to drop them off,” recalls Klein. “And when I did, it was because these are the values I want my children to learn. I want them to know that they have an obligation to give back, not only to the Jewish community, but also to the global community. And, Beth Tfiloh emphasized the values of going out in the world and doing good.”

It was this commitment to civic responsibility, coupled with the knowledge that a Jewish private school education* developed the Jewish identity of its students, that was instrumental in her desire to see her children attend BT.

“I attended Jewish private schools through 12th grade and am the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor so my Jewish identity was always very strong and a big part of who I am,” she adds.

“A Jewish day school education has proven to be one of the most important entities in securing the next generation of Jews – no matter how they choose to identify as Jews,” says Michael Elman, who co-chairs The Associated’s Day School Commission with David Hurwitz.

“The value added,” he adds “is that Jewish day schools also allow Jewish students to grow their Jewish identity without sacrificing academics but actually enhancing them.”

Recognizing the impact Jewish private schools have on the next generation of Jews, The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore provides scholarship assistance to students at 11 Baltimore day schools to ensure students interested in attending can receive a Jewish education.

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Gilman School Announces New Co-Directors of Athletics Program

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Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth announced today that Lori Bristow and Russell Wrenn ’96 will serve together as Gilman’s next directors of athletics, effective July 1.

Loyola Blakefield Shut Down Today Due to Racist Graffiti in Bathroom

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Photo by Tbresch, via Wikimedia Commons

Hate speech, not Wednesday night’s snow, pushed administrators at Loyola Blakefield to call off classes today.

Baltimore Private School Alumni Planning Anti-Racism Rally Tomorrow in Roland Park

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Image via Roland Park Civic League

Just over a week after their high school alma maters were caught up in an ugly controversy involving racism-tinged Halloween photos, alumni from North Baltimore private schools are planning an anti-racism rally tomorrow morning on Roland Avenue.

You’re Invited to the 2017 Educational Forum Hosted by Gilman, Roland Park Country School and Bryn Mawr School

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Please join Gilman, Roland Park Country School and Bryn Mawr School for the 2017 Educational Forum. The event is taking place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9AM-4PM at Gilman.

Baltimore Archdiocese’s School Superintendent Accepts New Job, Leaving in July

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Superintendent Barbara McGraw Edmonson, via Archdiocese of Baltimore

A third area schools superintendent is on her way out the door, this time in the private realm.

Park School Parents’ Association and Cultural Diversity Film & Discussion Series Present a Screening of “NOT MY LIFE” Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m.

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Presented by the Park School Parents’ Association, the Cultural Diversity Film & Discussion Series has been meeting since 1995. The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for parents, faculty, students, and members of the community to celebrate multiculturalism and to achieve a greater understanding of diversity issues. All events are free and open to the public.

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