Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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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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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As the global market continues to expand, executives find themselves conducting an increasing amount of their business in foreign countries - forcing many business travelers to attempt to master a language in a minimal amount of time. Enter language pro Michele S. Ross, who speaks six languages fluently, and knows a fair amount of another four. As the owner and...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Because the three major religions have strong teachings of peace and understanding, Jews, Christians and Muslims should be able to live together in peace, a panel of interfaith experts argued recently. "There are central concepts in all the three Abrahamic religions that can really help us bring peace and understanding and reconciliation in our society," said Rabbi Ronen Lubitch, an...
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