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Online learning platform aims to bridge gap between U.S. Jews, Israel

Nov 25, 2020 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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. W...