Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776
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When it comes to weighing Jewish life on campus, local guidance counselors Carol Jacobs and Barry Kirzner have made it their business to know what kinds of activities, kosher food or religious services await students at hundreds of different schools. While Jacobs and Kohelet Yeshiva High School counselor Kirzner cater to the students at their respective private schools, they've agreed...
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Central High School junior Alex Neff has heard the stories about college admissions becoming more competitive, with more applicants vying for the same number of slots. Then there's tuition. That's increasing exponentially, too, a trend his single mother finds especially troubling. For Neff, there's also the question of where he'll be able to find a Jewish community on campus --...
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As the girls' lacrosse team from the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy competed for a league championship last week, the players on the field looked like a well-seasoned group of athletes putting on a scrappy performance that nearly won them the title. In reality, this group, like the school's program, was completing only its second season. Three years ago, many...
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Philadelphians hoping for a Jewish mayor or member of City Council are pretty much out of luck, given the results of Tuesday's primary election. Republican John Featherman, who is Jewish, is locked in a standoff with Karen Brown, the choice of the GOP establishment. Fewer than 60 votes separate the two and not all the votes have been tallied. The...
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Last year, the Friends of the Israel Defense Force raised more than $60 million nationwide, but those dollars didn't go toward the purchase of guns, uniforms or tanks. Instead, the 30-year-old organization allocates funds for a series of programs that directly benefit soldiers. Its tagline reads: "Their job is to look after Israel, ours is to look after them." The...
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