Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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Twelve-year-old Jacob Resnick sat in a stately armchair in the lobby of the Sheraton Society Hill, contemplating the animation he just created on his laptop. This wouldn't seem unusual, if not for the fact that pretty much every kid meandering through the hotel seemed more absorbed in electronic devices than swimming pools or sightseeing. In fact, 275 kids, teens and...
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Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt. With students gone for the summer and just six weeks to go until his official retirement after 28 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most venerated public high schools, Pavel could be...
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Last fall, Tribe 12 selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social enterpreneurs." Since then, one dropped out. Here are brief descriptions of the projects they formally presented to members of the community, business leaders and potential investors at a June "launch night" held at the Jewish Community Services building in Center City. The fellowship is run in...
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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Jewish Exponent Feature
The six ponytailed young women in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park tossed balls back and forth as they ran down the field, catching and cradling them in the nets at the end of their wooden sticks. A young Israeli man passing by on his way to a soccer game in the next field stopped, stared curiously for a while and finally...
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From an educational standpoint, Sara Landman's first start-up could be deemed a success. Over the past academic year, 10 families participated in the free literacy program she developed with help from the Tribe 12 Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. Several parents have asked to do it again. From a business standpoint, Landman's project is a labor of love, far from sustainable without...
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