Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775

Torah Academy has received a $2.5 million grant from the Kohelet Foundation that will go toward building upgrades, teacher training, the continuation of two specialist positions and other educational programs. The grant, announced at the school's annual scholarship dinner on Feb. 27, extends a smaller 2009 Kohelet gift that was used to hire a special-education teacher, and gifted-and-talented enrichment specialist,...
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A geologist for the state of Pennsylvania compared a film critical of the natural-gas industry to Nazi propaganda. Last week, the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reported on comments made by Teddy Borawski, chief oil and gas geologist for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation. Referring to the film "Gasland," which raises issues about the environmental impact of fracking to extract marcellus...
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Sally Friedman
Marianna Salz was just out of college when she began training as an interviewer for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. "The work changed my life; I gained a perspective about my Judaism that I hadn't had before," said Salz, a Russian native who came to the United States when she was 7 years old and eager to get involved. "I felt...
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The e-mails started flying: Temple Students for Justice in Palestine was sponsoring a March 3 program featuring Mohammed Omer, a Palestinian journalist and fierce critic of Israel. The David Horowitz Philadelphia Freedom Center, a right-leaning group, was encouraging non-students to protest the event. In the end, only a handful of demonstrators showed up to a sparsely attended program, according to...
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The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is opening a new chapter in Philadelphia. Executive director Linda Grife, a social worker from Wyndmoor whose 21-year-old daughter joined the IDF after making aliyah three years ago, said the mission is to bring the local Jewish and Israeli community closer by raising awareness and support for the troops. The organization, founded 30...
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