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Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA – May 17, 2019

by George J Elbaum This is the third year of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) program of student tours organized around a current exhibit and paired with talks by Holocaust survivors, which are arranged by the Jewish Family and Children’s … Continue reading

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Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA – May 14, 2019

by George J Elbaum Carlmont High School (its campus straddles the adjacent towns of San Carlos and Belmont) has an enrollment of approximately 2200 students of high diversity – 50% White, 22% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 6% two or more races.  … Continue reading

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San Francisco Hillel, San Francisco, CA – May 3, 2019

by George J Elbaum San Francisco Hillel supports the community of Jewish students in several San Francisco colleges, including SFSU, USF, UCSF, Golden Gate, UC Hastings and others.  Its efforts are focused on community building, organizing events for Shabbat and … Continue reading

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Northwest Yeshiva High School, Mercer Island, WA – April 30, 2019

by George J Elbaum Northwest Yeshiva High School (NYHS) was established in 1974 as a co-ed, dual curriculum (college preparatory academics and Judaic studies) Jewish high school.  The school’s Mercer Island campus includes a sanctuary for prayer, multifunctional classrooms, STEM … Continue reading

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King County Youth Services Center, Seattle, WA – April 29, 2019 (PM)

by George J Elbaum Youth Services Center (YSC) is a part of King County Juvenile Court and Detention Center, and since photos were not allowed within the facility, a brief description is in order.  First, all visitors (including us) require … Continue reading

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Islander Middle School, Mercer Island, WA – April 29, 2019 (AM)

by George J Elbaum Islander Middle School (IMS) is the only public middle school (grades 6 thru 8) on Mercer Island.  Its enrollment is approximately 1100 students with 28% minority.  IMS utilizes district-adopted curriculum as the foundation for its core … Continue reading

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College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, CA – April 22, 2019

by George J Elbaum College Park High School has a current enrolment of 2054 students of which 48% are minority and 20% are economically disadvantaged.  Despite these demographics, it is far above California state average of college and career readiness, … Continue reading

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