Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Students at Jewish day schools in the area have something else besides homework to look forward to as they return from summer vacation. The Kohelet Foundation, an organization based in Narberth that aims to improve Jewish education, plans to provide iPads to nine schools, all members of the Jewish Day School Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia. This will be a pilot...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
The Hadassah Foundation has awarded a "mini-grant" to the Jewish Community High School of Gratz College to create a program that addresses teen dating. In order to celebrate its Bat Mitzvah year, the New York-based Hadassah Foundation handed out a total of 13 grants of $500 each. According to Ruth Schapira, acting director of the high school, which is based...
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How to deal with those college first-year blues
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
A daughter or son may be excited yet nervous about embarking on a new adventure this fall: the first semester of college. During recent interviews, counselors and parents shared tips on how parents can relieve their children’s jitters while still respecting their new role of young adult. After all, those much-talked about weight gains known as the “freshman 15” come...
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Will pairing Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese language classes at a new Phila­delphia charter school make a perfect yin and yang -- or prove to be something of an educational odd couple? Chinese and Hebrew may seem like an unusual combination but organizers of the new venture point out that both are ancient languages that originated on the Asian continent. The...
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Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after Labor Day as an Orthodox day school for girls. Cheryl Epstein, assistant principal of the newly named I.S. Kos­loff Torah Academy High School for Girls, surveyed the construction zone before her. At first, Epstein said, she...
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