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Failing the Victims of Abuse - Rabbi Inaction, Yeshiva Center Response...

Child abuse royal commission: Rabbi inaction failed abuse victims within Yeshiva community

The royal commission has delivered its findings into child abuse at Jewish institutions in Melbourne and Sydney, saying that abuse victims were let down by rabbis and their “confused” adherence to the Jewish law Mesirah, leaving them vulnerable to paedophiles. 1,505 more words

Sexual Abuse

What if All non-Hasidic Moved out of New York State? Who Would Pay for Services? Where would the Taxes Come From?



I-Team: Homes in NY Town Taken Over for Religious Schooling, Residents Say

Residents in the Rockland County town of Ramapo claim town officials are allowing single-family homes on small residential lots to be turned into religious schools with little or no public notice.

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East Ramapo


A “Saturday Night Live” skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy’s dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social… 780 more words


What Afterschool Program Are You Thankful For?

Here at Peachjar, we talk a lot about the importance of afterschool programs and how they truly shape the lives of children. In celebration of Thanksgiving, we asked Peachjar employees “What afterschool program are you thankful for?” 289 more words

Community Organizations

Are Gifted Classes Necessary?

That was the question asked and discussed in a segment on CBC radio on Nov. 4th.  It followed the proposal to cut classes for the Ottawa Carlton School Board. 269 more words


District 220 property tax levy increase hearing tonight

The Barrington District 220 Board of Education will be meeting this evening at 7:00 PM at Barrington High School.  Tonight’s meeting will include a public hearing beginning at approximately 8:00 PM to hear testimony regarding the district’s proposed 3.65% property tax levy increase for 2016. 40 more words


Peachjar Reaches Philanthropic Milestone - $2 Million to K-12 Programs

When Peachjar opened its doors in 2011 , it set out on a mission to change the trajectory of children’s lives. Part of doing that, was allowing children the opportunity to learn about enriching programs in their community. 222 more words

School Districts