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» cover story
Comes Of Age
New exhibit at Charach Gallery
celebrates coming-of-age rite.
Special to the Jewish News
j udith Kaplan had one day to prepare
for her bat mitzvah ceremony.
On Friday, March 17, 1922, her
father, Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan (the future
co-founder of Reconstructionist Judaism),
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Jewish homeschooling families
prefer to learn out of the box.
I I ;—
Judith Ginsberg and Adele Wall Ginsberg of
Lynne Meredith Golodner I Special to the Jewish News
ost mornings, Aliana Schwartz, 12, wakes
before the rest of her family to write. She
writes all sorts of things — stories, essays,
rants — and the freedom she has to explore a variety of
genres and see where they take her is largely due to the
way her educational experience flows.
Schwartz and her 10-year-old brother, Itamar Moltz,
have been homeschooled all their lives. The Beverly Hills
Larchmont, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1959
Eve y Week
siblings, children of Dahlia Schwartz
and Kathleen Moltz, love their life,
which offers freedom, exploration
and limitless discovery.
"It's fun and it's encouraging, and
I don't feel learning is as much of a
chore as a fun activity when I do it
with my family:' says Aliana, who is
poised, articulate and confident —
characteristics her parents believe
grew out of the way she is being
"I am so pleased with the way
our children have grown up," says
Kathleen Moltz, the full-time, works-
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12, and her
10, works on
in the dining