Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up the seventh of eight children to a single mom in inner-city Philadelphia, Salome Thomas-EL noted that he could have easily become "one of the ones on the corner, doing the same thing every day." But in the early 1980s, Marsha Pincus, an English teacher at Simon Gratz High School, reached out to him and instilled in the skinny...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It's beginning to turn into somewhat of a minhag, a tradition -- the Thursday-afternoon rally for Israel in frigid temperatures. This time, the event, on Jan. 15, took place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and while the turnout was only a fraction of the size of the previous week's Love Park event, the high level of sentiment...
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A new reading program is helping 16 third-graders at the Perelman Jewish Day School, Stern Center, practice their skills by reading to students from the Robert J. Wilf Preschool at the Kaiserman JCC. Here, Shuli Weinstein, 9, and Miriam Jacobs, 4, share a book from the library. Photo by Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
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Abigail Seldin -- a 20-year-old University of Pennsylvania senior who last month was named one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars -- has spent the past two years studying a people that has struggled to maintain its heritage and language, been forced to practice its rituals in secret, faced expulsion from its home and wrestled with its cultural identity in the...
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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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