Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
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As voters in 24 states -- though not Pennsylvania -- prepared to go to the polls on Super Tuesday earlier this week, election fever also gripped the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. The entire student body was affected, from seniors about to cast their first real ballots to middle-schoolers yet to celebrate their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. On Feb. 4,...
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Fourth-grade students from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School and seventh-graders from the Robert Saligman Middle School recently worked with students from Drexel University's College of Engineering on a team-collaborative program called "The Science of Engineering: Building Bridges and Boats." The teams had to construct both a bridge and a boat to meet certain specifications and standards.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
David Maggerman is trying to change people's ideas about Jewish day schools -- one family at a time. A parent who glows when speaking about the changes he's seen since his two small children began attending the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, Maggerman has offered to help other families pay tuition by donating the money to...
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It was the morning of Nov. 26, 1956. Students at Abington High School filed into the building and, after a stop at their lockers, headed directly to their homeroom classes. During the homeroom period every day, a student would recite 10 verses from the King James version of the Bible over the loudspeaker for all to hear. A recitation of...
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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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