Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

New online learning platform aims to bridge the gap between US and Israel


November 27, 2020

When the first wave of coronavirus infections reached the American South, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, knew the religious school's classes at his synagogue would have to move online.

But he also knew his institution was ill-equipped to make that change.

"We are a small congregation – 170 households – and our religious school is generally run by volunteer teachers," Cytron-Walker said. "We don't have a paid religious school director. When COVID hit, we literally had no clue what we were going to do. We did not feel that parents without ed...

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