Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Students don't usually ask school administrators to add another class to the overall curriculum, but at Akiba Hebrew Academy, overwhelming interest was the driving force behind creating the institution's new engineering elective. The students' new-found fascination with the subject started last school year with the debut of the school's engineering club. The half-dozen or so members spent their extracurricular time...
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By any standards, the view from a school's administrative offices is far from exciting, especially during the dog days of summer. But this year's a little different for the principal of Abrams Hebrew Academy: Outside his office window, a brand-new school building is being erected brick by brick. "It's fun to watch. Every day, there is something new," said Rabbi...
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Thanks to an influx of grant money and brand-new school supplies, this year's students at Politz Hebrew Academy of Philadelphia will enjoy improved classes and programming - something principal Besie Katz says is taking "what's already a diamond and just" polishing it. Classes begin at Politz on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In addition to new science textbooks for the middle school...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a revamped lab, a list of guest speakers and a new instructor, Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia has beefed up its middle- and high school science programs. The Rubin Science Center, which opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the start of the school year, will now boast two high-powered microscopes, new computers, a new projector and a new teacher-guided...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Growing up in Wynnefield, a neighborhood that was once mainly Jewish, was kind of idyllic, according to H. Jeffrey Newman. "I really didn't experience any anti-Semitism until I was a new hire, eating lunch in the executive dining room at Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati," he said. Having earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA...
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