Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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Rabbi Mordechai Wecker certainly knows how to relate to high school students. After all, he has seven children of his own -- two boys and five girls ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old -- and has also taught for 21 years at the Maimonides School just outside of Boston. Wecker began putting all of that accumulated experience...
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Akiba Hebrew Academy is planning to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a series of events set for the upcoming school year. The academy -- a pluralistic middle school and high school in Merion Station -- began in 1946 with 20 students and five teachers at the YM & YWHA on Broad and Pine streets in Center City. It changed venues...
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When applying to law schools last year, Jordan Schlossberg felt overwhelmed by the application process, and also realized he needed a top-notch personal statement to compete with the thousands of other applicants. "There are so many steps in the admissions process that I wanted a guide, somebody who knew what needed to get done," said Schlossberg, 23, of Langhorne. So...
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While Paul Mekler excels in his work as a junior at Northeast High, the Russian immigrant can admittedly use a hand prepping for his SATs, filling out college applications and writing entrance essays. And as part of the Jewish Employment and Vocational Service's Tuttleman/Lasko Youth Summer Internship Program, he receives such assistance free of charge. The internship is part of...
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The smiles that lit up the faces of three eighth-grade graduates in May were right in sync with the name of the organization, OROT -- meaning "lights" in Hebrew -- that made it possible for them to graduate alongside their classmates. OROT, which began in 1998, supports special-needs education in five local Jewish day schools. Students receive an individualized curriculum...
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