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While students have left schoolwork behind for summer break, administrators at Barrack Hebrew Academy are searching for a new head of school. After three years on the job, Steven Brown stepped down June 30 "to pursue other personal and professional goals," according to a letter emailed to parents last week. Ariele Klausner, president of Barrack's board of directors, wrote that...
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Once upon a time a three-story home in Philadelphia's Navy Yard -- with views of the Delaware River and a few decommissioned naval vessels -- was home to officers in the United States Marine Corps. Now, that same house, with its spacious rooms of hardwood floors, sits largely empty -- save for one room filled with computers, a couple of...
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The Baldwin School has named one of its three libraries after Holocaust victim Anne Frank in honor of a $1 million anonymous donation. "Anne Frank is remembered for her courage, spirit and strength of character; attributes that we value highly within our community and encourage within our own 'thinking girls,' " head of school Sally Powell said in a statement,...
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Rabbi Margot Stein of Bala Cynwyd has, for the past five years, specialized in Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutoring for children with special needs. Until now, she's done this mostly through word-of-mouth, but now she has launched a new website, www.booktobimah.com , and named her business On Eagle's Wings. The name is a reference to a quote from the book...
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Imagine a synagogue with no ladies' or men's rooms, just bathrooms; or a class of 6th graders preparing for "chag" mitzvah ceremonies instead of Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. These were just a few of the ideas that 39 education directors, rabbis and other Jewish leaders brainstormed during a recent seminar aimed at building a more inclusive Jewish community for lesbian,...
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