Friday, November 21, 2014 Heshvan 28, 5775
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As a guidance counselor for the School District of Philadelphia, Linda Dubin Garfield always taught her students to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until she retired in 2002 that she actually practiced what she preached when it came to her life. From the age of 8, Garfield was interested in art, but "never felt good enough at it." So...
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After the board of directors at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School voted last month to consolidate its Bucks County branch with the Forman Center in Elkins Park, 33 young people were left wondering where they will go to school next year. So far, 10 families have committed to sending their children to Forman, according to Stuart Appel,...
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A pair of 17-year-olds, one from Media, the other from Chestnut Hill, were among 50 winners nationwide of a Holocaust essay contest sponsored by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The competition, which drew approximately 50,000 entrants, asked students to reflect on Elie Wiesel's seminal Holocaust memoir Night . Strath Haven High School junior Phillip deGrouchy, who was raised in the...
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Card is a credit to communal causes
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Recent years have seen a boom in affinity cards - credit cards their creators and promoters have crafted to specifically "drive a bit more business to a particular company, store or idea, while carriers of such cards tend to feel happy to have the card and proud of the connection when they display it for use," according to Professor David...
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Judy Poliakoff believes that she can make math fun, not an easy chore considering that many high-schoolers find the subject notoriously dull. Her approach is to use tailor-made projects to make computations of all sorts more interesting, more hands-on. This is an educational strategy she used as a teacher at Roxborough High School during her almost 30-year career. She retired...
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