Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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As leaders of two Philadelphia schools for kids who struggle with poverty or foster care, Gabriel Kuriloff and Autumn Graves face extra obstacles as educators. Beyond academics, they aim to make a lasting impact on students who often have been impoverished, abused or neglected. To that end, the pair recently traveled to Israel to see how the Yemin Orde Youth...
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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary. The 15-year-old sophomore at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr scoured the presidential hopeful's website and followed the political coverage. He also watched as many of the GOP presidential debates as he could, not only to learn...
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Ashley Gold, JE Feature
You don't know how much you miss structured, purposefully Jewish culture until it is laid out in front of you by Boscov's kosher catering, with dreidels on a plastic tablecloth accompanied by a few pieces of dark chocolate gelt.
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In college, Shari Botwin was always dieting. Sometimes, the Cherry Hill, N.J., psychologist recalled, she would exercise three to four hours a day.
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At the schools run by the Abayudaya, the tiny Jewish community in Uganda, students of Jewish, Christian and Muslim backgrounds learn side by side.
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