Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

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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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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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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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Industry about to create a new buzz in U.S.
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The making, drinking and sharing of wine is an ancient Jewish tradition, a familiar family custom. As one of the world's oldest sources of wine, and with very good to excellent world-class products to promote, Israeli vintners may be getting closer to bringing more of their delicious appellations to U.S. markets. But, first, they must overcome several well-intentioned but limiting...
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Investing
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Fred D. Snitzer
In the overheated rhetoric that now passes for debate in our nation's capital, the oil companies of the United States have been accused by some members of Congress of committing the unpardonable sin of being too successful. Charges of "excess" profits have rained down on the heads of oil-company CEOs, who were dramatically and publicly summoned to Washington to explain...
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