Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775

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Federation Early Learning Services is teaming up with Congregation Kol Ami to jointly administer the nursery school that's housed at the synagogue's home in Elkins Park. Under the new partnership, the school will keep its current teaching staff in place, but FELS will now oversee much of the administrative aspects involved with the the running of the preschool, including curriculum...
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Offering somewhat vague promises about making city government more open and more willing to work with social service agencies, a confident Michael Nutter, the Democratic nominee for Philadelphia mayor, met last week with representatives from a number of Jewish organizations. At the Aug. 9 meeting held at the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City, the former city councilman --...
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In the warmer months, it's 'Devotion by the Ocean'
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
It was the kind of day you wish for all winter long -- hot, sunny, with a gentle breeze that dried perspiration just as it started to form on brows and noses. The ocean was as calm and clear as a wading pool, and the weekend crowds hadn't yet begun to fill up Margate, N.J. But instead of relishing the...
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Shul's out for summer! Well, not quite: For the most part, services at area synagogues continue through July and August uninterrupted; and unlike teachers, rabbis generally don't have their summers off. But that doesn't mean that the warm-weather months don't offer religious leaders a bit of downtime. After all, this is the season when many synagogue activities come to a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although U.S. Army Spc. Richard J. Schmidt Jr. did 81 pushups in just two minutes, ran two miles in only 12 minutes and 36 seconds, and expertly peppered a target with bullets, the most grueling part of a series of soldier-on-soldier competitions proved to be a question-and-answer session with high-ranking army officials. "They were all 25 years in the service...
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