Maayan Torah starts year in new home

PHOTO:  Students and parents explore Maayan Torah’s new school. Maayan Torah Day School began the school year Sept. 4 in a new home – a dedicated school building with a host of indoor and outdoor amenities. Maayan’s new home at 2 Touchstone Dr. in Lake Oswego is a 12,270-square-foot school featuring large classrooms and dedicated…


Maayan Torah finds new home

PHOTO: Maayan Torah Day School will move to this 1.2-acre campus for the next school year. The campus at 2 Touchstone Dr. in Lake Oswego has been the home of Touchstone School, which will close at the end of the school year. Standing in the garden behind the school are from left: Principal Aviel Brodkin,…


Justice (education) for all

“Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens.”   When Susie Marcus graduated from Grant High School and headed to Stanford in 1954, college girls, she says, could either be teachers or librarians. So she graduated in 1958,…


Eight myths about college admissions

It’s that time of year again. High school seniors across the country are feeling relieved as most would have completed and submitted their college applications by now. Therefore, it is time now to shift attention to the juniors, for this is an excellent time to start thinking about what they are looking for and what…


Education provides ties to past, keys to future

Stretching back to the biblical commandment for parents to teach their children, Judaism has emphasized the importance of education. Known as People of the Book, Jews have supported learning and flourished through education. David Grubin’s 2008 PBS series and companion book Jewish Life in America reflects on the importance of education in Jewish life: “In…

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