Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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Zara Myers-JE Feature
Discussing the reasons he became a nurse, Howard Rogovitz, 55, jokes that "my mother always wanted me to marry a doctor." After graduating from Overbrook High School, the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital nurse said he was "in and out of colleges, and looking for a way to have a stable career. I decided that as a nurse, I would always...
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"Teach a child in the way he should go, and he will not stray from it even when he gets older," says the Bible. "We all know that the rabbis felt that educating the youngest members of the next generation was critical if the Jewish people were to survive," said Maddy Malis, president and CEO of Federation Early Learning Services."They...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Oprah and Dr. Phil notwithstanding, 'tis the season to be blue. With the dead of winter officially here, the lights of the menorah fading from view and all those gift bills starting to pile up, it could just about take the happy right out of the holidays. Couple that with the stresses of work, family and the shuffle of everyday...
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As Jews around the world prepared for the latest New Year, members of Congregation Or Ami also welcomed the start of something else: a new educational center. The day before Rosh Hashanah, the synagogue obtained a certificate of occupancy for its new $2.5 million building, which includes 14 classrooms, a library, gift shop, expanded office space and a new youth...
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In an educational system where standardized testing and the "No Child Left Behind" mantra have dictated the direction of classroom curricula, finding the time and having the dedication to teach students lessons that go beyond the core skills of reading, writing and math have become challenges for a large number of educators. Still, finding new ways to teach about genocide...
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