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  • Who’s Gifted? Written By: Joy Urbach The truth is, we all (or almost all of us) believe our child or children are gifted.  Consequently, we all want our children to be given the best possible education, that is appropriate for them. It is often easy to recognize when our child needs special help, especially if they personally struggle in ...
  • The Prayer of Blessing By:  Katya Morrison Many of us have been given the blessing of children.  This blessing may have come by way of actually having birthed children or it may be that we have grandchildren, nephews and nieces, or children of dear friends that have been placed in our lives.  There are also other ways to inherit children.  ...
  • ISRAEL REPORT: THERE WILL BE A 12,000 TEACHER SHORTAGE Written By:  Cookie Schwaeber-Issan A recent article in the Jerusalem Post stated that a shortage of 12,000 high school teachers will happen by the year 2019, according to projections released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.  This will include math, English, biology, physics and chemistry  teachers.  At the same time that this is happening, the report ...
  • The Importance of Reading to Your Child By:  Cookie Schwaeber-Issan Recently, the Israeli newspaper, the Jerusalem Post reported that “1 in 4 kids go to bed without a story.” A survey seemed to indicate that children preferred games or television to books. Although 50% of Israeli parents do read a story to their children each day, about a third of Israeli parents only read ...
  • No Anger Spoken Here By Cookie Schwaeber-Issan, Principal, Makor HaTikvah   I still remember the words of my school principal in the days when I was a young teacher just starting out.  She asked, “When do people usually yell?”  Even before I could answer, she said, “When they think they are not being heard and when they feel as if ...