Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
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Johanna Markind, JE Feature
According to Rabbi Vivian Mayer, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's vision of successful rabbinic training includes not only imparting knowledge to its students, but also "touching their hearts." To that end, the college recently hired Mayer to serve as director of both its Mekhinah Program and its Bet Midrash. As Tamar Kamionkowski, academic dean of the college, explains: "Vivie brings a...
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Following the recent shootings at Seattle's Jewish Federation building, a thwarted airline terror plot and an increase in anti-Israel sentiment since the recent war in Lebanon, Jewish day schools across the region have stepped up their security measures to ensure students are safe in school. Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley is in the process of installing new doors and issuing...
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Physicians stress the need for up-to-date medical forms
It's that time again: Time to start preparing for back to school. But beyond pens and pencils, notebooks and maybe a new backpack, emergency physicians are urging parents to prepare for potential medical emergencies to ensure a safe school year for their children. "Being prepared is key for so many things, and this goes for medical emergencies as well," said...
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As school buses start to roll out, so, too, will the mounds and mounds of homework. According to the U.S. Department of Education, kids who complete more homework score better on standardized tests and get better grades than students who do less. Consult any parenting or education Web site, magazine or book, and one of the primary tips offered for...
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Invest some time studying seven money-saving tips
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Many parents have a love/hate relationship with the back-to-school season. They love that their children will be back in class, but they hate the costs associated with it all. According to the National Retail Federation, families in the United States are expected to shell out $17.6 billion on back-to-school gear this season, up from $13.4 billion last...
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