Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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A conservative columnist and author told a local audience last week that if Western nations want to weather the brewing storm of radical Islam, they must display more confidence in their own cultures. More than that, he stated simply, they must produce more babies. Mark Steyn, author of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It ,...
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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Business leaders in Pennsylvania have been given a choice: Let the government decide how their tax money will be spent, or steer a chunk of it toward providing scholarship opportunities for primary-and secondary-school students. For many, it's a no-brainer. The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program -- set up by the state of Pennsylvania -- offers businesses a tax credit that...
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Preschool children gather to help needy families this holiday season at Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool in Elkins Park. The children bought, sorted and wrapped presents to support the "MOM Mobile," an organization dedicated to single mothers and families who might not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their children. The project is part of the "Mitzvah Malkah" program, built...
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There's a new theme and new location for a time-honored Federation community event. The 2008 Super Sunday phone-a-thon will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jewish Federation Radnor Campus, 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., formerly the site of American College. "This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase our newest Federation location...
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