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Taking an Active Role on Part of Israel

What started as a love of Israel, sparked by her education and experiences at Hillel Torah, ICJA and Camp Moshava, led to a life of commitment to Israel advocacy for one ICJA alumna. “The days during our modern Jewish history class, in which Rabbi Matanky spent detailing and discussing the birth of the State of…

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We’ll Miss You, Rabbi Kroll!

Rabbi Kroll has been one of the best teachers I have ever had and one of the most charismatic. Sometimes the most dynamic teachers are those who have as much fun teaching the material, as the students have learning it. And I can assure you, I enjoyed learning it. Rabbi Kroll’s Chumash class was not…

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One of Many Students Inspired By Mrs. Jaffe

During the past two years at Ida Crown Jewish Academy, I had many excellent teachers. However, one teacher in particular has left a deep impression on me. This teacher is Mrs. Jaffe. She has taught me Navi and Chumash for my freshman and sophomore years respectively. Mrs. Jaffe has inspired me to be a better person…

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Small Town Ohioan Takes on Chicago

I moved to Chicago the summer before eighth grade. My family moved from Dayton, a small city in Southern Ohio. And no, it is not near Cleveland. My parents always say what an amazing place Dayton was to raise us, how the close-knit, family-like element in the community was perfect for raising a family, but…

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Opportunity Knocking At Your Door

When opportunity knocks, best to answer it. I am currently a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. hoping to major in Journalism & Mass Communication. I am someone passionate about journalism and had not just one, but two amazing and unique opportunities to interview two of my favorite writers/commentators for my school’s radio…

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We Are ALL Jewish

Noah Shaffer, a senior at ICJA, recently represented all day school students at the JUF Day School event, sharing his experience in the day school system. Addressing his conversion to Judaism at a young age, Noah’s unique perspective sheds light on the many opportunities that students often take for granted. Following is his speech. I…