Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Karen Brandow found breastcancer.org shortly after she received the devastating diagnosis last year. "It was a terrible time in my life," says the Havertown resident, "both for me and everyone around me. When a doctor tells you that you have breast cancer, it's a frightening diagnosis. "I'm married and have a son, 24, and a daughter, 16. You try to...
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Marsha Pincus will state without hesitation that she sought a job as a teacher 30 years ago because it ensured job stability and had a top-notch pension plan. But a career that arose from some cautious advice her single mother once offered her - find a dependable job - has since turned into a vocation and what Pincus calls a...
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As normally relayed in most high school history classes, the story of the Jewish experience during World War II is crammed with stark images of victimization and persecution, destruction and loss. But that may soon change for some students in New Jersey. With the start of this school year, a curriculum is available in the Garden State that highlights Jewish...
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Larry Emmett isn't a high school history teacher or college professor; and his students - who enjoy learning little-known facts about Jewish history in his classes - aren't the type to burn the midnight oil cramming for exams or the SATs. The retired lawyer is actually a volunteer teacher with the Temple Association for Retired Persons, a learning community based...
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The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is seeking volunteers for its 15th anniversary "Memory Walk," set for Sunday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. "Memory Walk" is the chapter's signature fundraising event, and is the primary showcase to increase public awareness of Alzheimer's-related diseases and dementias. For more information, call 215-561-2919.
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