Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For the past 20 years, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote has required its students to take two courses on the study of other religions: one on Christianity and one on another religion. To continue that commitment to interfaith education, the college has received a $300,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, named for the well-known co-founder and editor-in-chief of...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For students who have entered the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition over the years, the pen and the brush have always been the main modes of expression to convey what they have learned about the Holocaust. But this year was different; among the poems, stories, paintings and sculptures submitted for the 2007 contest, a new medium cropped up: a podcast...
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The kids at Camp Gan Yeladeem at Beth Sholom Preschool in Elkins Park are learning about "Art From Around the World" this summer. The children studied different cultures as they explored art and sculpture from various countries. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 copied paintings, made quilts, handmade their own beads and discovered face-painting.
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Four educators at the Tiferet Bet Israel preschool in Blue Bell have completed a 40-week class in preparation for the Child Development Associate Credential. It involved 120 hours of classroom work, parent evaluations, hands-on projects, and on-the-job supervision and observations. Upon assessment by the Council for Professional Development, the teachers will be awarded six college credits from Montgomery County Community...
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Michael Zak, the author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party , said at a recent gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Chester County that the current GOP leadership needs to emphasize the party's history if it hopes to woo new voters. Zak, a regular speaker at Republican events across the country, argued that the party fails to...
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