Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775
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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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Discussing the pros and cons of the homeschool trend
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As Hannah Newman typed the first few words of her novel, she started developing a story about a young girl who finds a penny on the ground. After picking it up, the girl realizes that this is no ordinary coin, but one with magical powers. Soon, a beautiful fairy appears, and the protagonist is whisked away to an adventurous world,...
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After an 18-month search, the board of directors at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has tapped Philadelphia-area native Steven M. Brown as the next head of school. Rabbi Philip D. Field, 61, will be retiring after 17 years at the helm of Barrack, formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy. He and his wife will be moving to Israel, where their four...
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It's no secret that a college education is getting harder and harder to afford. The Golden Slipper Club and Charities has helped in that regard, offering scholarships since the early 1940s. Now, in the hopes of providing more substantial assistance to deserving students with an economic need, as well as increasing the prestige of its awards, the charitable organization has...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
As a schoolboy growing up in Weiden, a city located at the time in the U.S.-occupied zone of Germany, near the Czechoslovak border, Dr. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. The problem was, as he put it, "the other Jew...
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