Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
When a local woman needing some job-search assistance mentioned to Jerry Schneider that she had not filed her taxes for several years, he knew exactly the right tool to help her: The Benefit Bank. "This client told me she had filed her taxes in 2002, but not in 2000, 2001 or 2003," said Schneider, a job developer for the Jewish...
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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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Writer details how a 'harmless' pain escalatedto an emergency
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Gunter David, JE Feature
It was 1 p.m. on a recent Sunday afternoon. I was at my computer, hurriedly finishing an article for the Montgomery County Community College. My deadline was that evening. As my two fingers flew over the keyboard - I'm a former newsman from the era when the clicking of typewriters filled up the newsroom - an excruciating pain shot up...
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