Blog Category: Academy Stories

Alum Offers Lasting Gift to Campus Chabad

Alum Amitai Lowe (’10), who attended UIC and lived near campus for the past two years, went to Chabad almost…
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From Crown Prints to The Weekly Standard

By Jackson Richman, (’12) A couple years ago, on behalf of my school’s radio station I interviewed two Pulitzer Prize-winning…
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How to Stand Tall After 70 Rejection Letters

I can’t tell you how long I debated whether or not to write this. Facebook is the red carpet of…
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Alum Works to Bring Filtered Water in Uganda

Michale Goldberger (’11) wrote to us from Uganda, where she is working as the marketing manager for a social enterprise…
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Reflecting on Army Service

On the day of her release from army service in Israel, alum Rachel Russman (’13) posted the following incredible message:…
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Alum Volunteers in Israel’s Children’s Home

I’m currently a sophomore at NYU, but my heart remains in Pardes Hana at Neve Michael Children’s home. These past…
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On the Bus to Maale Adumim

After being invited to dinner at the Goldblatt’s (Mara Goldblatt is an alum and former ICJA teacher, who is the…
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From Secondary School to Primary Sources

This July ICJA alum and historian Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff (‘03) will release his fifth and sixth books: a revised…
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Hello, Alumni in Israel

Throughout the year, in the classroom and in extracurricular programming, we strive to reinforce our students’ love for Israel by…
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Auschwitz Survivor Gives New Soldier a Haircut

As many of you know, several boys from our community were drafted into Tzahal this week. Our boys became part…
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