Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

Jordana Jacobs

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As normally relayed in most high school history classes, the story of the Jewish experience during World War II is crammed with stark images of victimization and persecution, destruction and loss. But that may soon change for some students in New Jersey. With the start of this school year, a curriculum is available in the Garden State that highlights Jewish...
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Larry Emmett isn't a high school history teacher or college professor; and his students - who enjoy learning little-known facts about Jewish history in his classes - aren't the type to burn the midnight oil cramming for exams or the SATs. The retired lawyer is actually a volunteer teacher with the Temple Association for Retired Persons, a learning community based...
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Parents of high school students can readily describe the trials and tribulations that come with raising teenagers - especially the emotional highs and lows - in addition to other stresses of growing up in the modern world. With such matters very much in mind, new faces are set to roam the halls of Stern Hebrew High School when classes begin...
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Thanks to an influx of grant money and brand-new school supplies, this year's students at Politz Hebrew Academy of Philadelphia will enjoy improved classes and programming - something principal Besie Katz says is taking "what's already a diamond and just" polishing it. Classes begin at Politz on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In addition to new science textbooks for the middle school...
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In a blur of purples and blues, whites and greens, Sam Jacobson, 10, painted his interpretation of the Red Sea crashing in around Pharaoh's army. With a much lighter palette - shades of lavender and light blue - and in more random streaks, Sarah Demarest, 9, depicted the same scene. In a very hands-on kind of way, the two budding...
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