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Audio: The Man Who Changed the Face of Jewish Education in New Jersey

Rabbi Educator Extraordinaire. Meet the man who changed the face of Jewish education in New Jersey.
5/3/2013, 3:00 PM

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Rabbi Eugene Kwalwasser, a well-loved figure in the New Jersey area, spent four decades as an educator, with 27 of those as principal of Yavneh Academy in New Jersey, now lives in Beit Shemesh.

Tune in to find out what inspired him to develop the eighth grade Holocaust through Drama program that is now such an integral part of the school. Find out also why he wrote the book "Beyond the Tears: Helping Jewish kids cope with death."

Rabbi Kwalwasser is a fine person, an incredible educator, and a good-hearted person who tells his story so well.

Tune in! You'll be happy you did.

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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