Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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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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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