Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up as the daughter of a German mother and a Polish father, Regina Weyer of Phoenixville said that she's probably more familiar with the Holocaust than many other Catholics. A first-generation American, she said that she thinks her upbringing has influenced her teaching on the subject to sixth-graders at St. Basil the Great School, a parochial school in Kimberton...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Sixty years ago, under the leadership of Zionist visionary and first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Israel was going to be "the great Jewish melting pot," said scholar Fred Lazin. Today, however, the country is more of a mosaic, as differing ethnic groups fight to make their respective voices heard in the general cacophony that is the Jewish state. This was...
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The Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, learned last month that it received the coveted accreditation it had sought from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a more-than-100-year-old nonprofit organization. The accreditation process took more than two years and entailed extensive evaluations of the school by both insiders and outside experts. "This is an...
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The Perelman Jewish Day School, in an effort to increase enrollment and lessen the financial burden on parents, announced a $6,000 tuition reduction for all kindergarten students entering in fall 2009. The pilot program will offer a total of $27,000 in tuition assistance per pupil for this incoming class, according to school officials. That means parents of entering students will...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although many football coaches parade around the practice field yelling and screaming at their players, Ron Cohen projects a cool, positive attitude. While his Washington High School Eagles ran drills on Oct. 23, he walked calmly from one group of players to the next, offering a pat on the helmet here, some kind words there. "Take a lot of pride...
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