Sunday, January 25, 2015 Shevat 5, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Fourth-grader Madelyn Simon added a bit of splash to her school wardrobe last week: a baseball cap with a sequined flower on it. Normally, that's not allowed at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center, but last Friday was an exception. As part of the school's "Hats for Haiti" relief drive, students who brought in a donation...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Not long ago, Maddy Mallis got a call from an unusual place. The head of Federation Early Learning Services, she regularly gets phoned by parents seeking information on every possible permutation dealing with Jewish child care. But what made this recent call different was its immediacy -- the person on the other end, said Mallis, was actually in bed at...
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Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
In lieu of snack time this past Monday morning, 130 or so toddlers gathered in the sanctuary of Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El in Wynnewood to attend a wedding. For most of the children, it was their first such ceremony -- and it was a distinctly special one. They had gathered to watch the synagogue's early-childhood center's assistant teacher, Janine Neff,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia is fashioning a set of guidelines that will detail just what sort of content is and is not welcome from speakers at the group's events. This comes after a heated fracas this past fall over what's appropriate for Hillel audiences on area college campuses. It also comes as vitriolic attacks against Israel are occurring at universities...
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A contingent of Merion-area residents opposed to a plan by St. Joseph's University to turn the grounds of a former private school into collegiate-level athletic fields is worried that the changes could disrupt the Shabbat experience for Orthodox families in the area. The protracted zoning battle over the project shows no signs of being over any time soon. St. Joe's...
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