Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Unseasonably muggy weather for mid-September couldn't keep more than 500 people -- students, alumni, parents, teachers and Jewish communal members -- from celebrating an event 21 months in the making: the dedication of the new home for the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on the site of the former American College in Bryn Mawr. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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Celebrate the beginning of a new era for students, faculty and alumnus of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy as the school, formerly known as Akiba Hebrew Academy, moves to its new home on the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Radnor Campus, 272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr. Head of School Dr. Steven M. Brown invites the community...
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It's time for the kids to go back to school, and this year shopping for school supplies will be a lot more difficult for many families. Due to high gas prices and stretched budgets, financially pinched parents are looking for creative ways to save some money. In addition to cutting back on normal back-to-school purchases, parents are comparing prices and...
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Fifth-graders participated in a recent program at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell called "Torah Academy." As part of the Hebrew curriculum, this pilot extracurricular program began in January 2007, teaching fourth- and fifth-graders to read Torah from the ground up. They learned Torah trop -- the signs in the Chumash that tell the reader how each word should be...
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