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...