Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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The Narberth-based Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation, which for the past 14 years has used the lessons of the Holocaust to promote tolerance and community service among students, is closing its doors this month. The foundation has partnered with Time Inc.'s student program and the Southern Poverty Law Center and has distributed some 150,000 teaching kits over the years, reaching...
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Two recent graduates from Cherry Hill High School East -- both national youth group leaders --are featured in a video going viral that urges Jewish youth across North America and Israel to stand up against bullying. The video, which can be viewed at cjtonline.org , was the work of the Coalition of Jewish Teens, an umbrella group formed earlier this...
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With the legislative clock ticking, Jewish groups are closely monitoring a flurry of recent activity in Harrisburg related to school choice. Proponents have been waiting for a House version of a school choice bill and now it looks as though there will be two to choose from: One introduced by Republicans and the other by Democrats, though they don't appear...
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As spring weather brightened the hallways at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station this semester, students raced newly created robots, tinkered on a grand piano and practiced for spoken word competitions. Last month, several dozen adults gathered in the school's beit midrash for a free evening seminar on medical ethics presented by a world-renowned Orthodox rabbi. Meanwhile, a 14-year-old...
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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jerusalem The 12-year-old boys sitting in the circle of students chatted comfortably, looking like any two classmates as they spoke about how writing helps them get in touch with their feelings. The picture was deceptive, however. Abdel Al-Karim and Noam Honig both live in Israel, but as Arab and Jewish youth, they never have the opportunity to meet, look one...
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