Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
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A growing number of college and university presidents, both nationally and regionally, have signed on to a petition, circulated by the American Jewish Committee, that condemns the proposed British academic boycott of Israel, and expresses solidarity with Israeli colleges and research institutions. The initiative came as a backlash to the May vote by the University and College Union of the...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The two teachers read the courtroom testimony at near-breakneck speed -- 240 words per minute. The banter was so quick that they seemed to be stepping on each other's sentences in a rapid-fire exchange that often seemed to mimic the dialogue in a David Mamet play. The students in the class sat near computers with their stenography machines resting snugly...
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Federation Early Learning Services is teaming up with Congregation Kol Ami to jointly administer the nursery school that's housed at the synagogue's home in Elkins Park. Under the new partnership, the school will keep its current teaching staff in place, but FELS will now oversee much of the administrative aspects involved with the the running of the preschool, including curriculum...
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Jared Shelly, JEFeature
For 9-year-old Noah Brinton, helping his father fill a shopping cart with pencils, erasers and notebooks at the Staples store in Narberth can mean only one thing. "Going back to school!" announced the boy, who will enter the fourth grade in September. The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, and while it may not rival the December rush, stores...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The 2004 documentary Paper Clips tells the story of the small town of Whitwell, Tenn., where a certain group of middle-school students undertook a remarkable project: filling a railway car with 11 million paper clips -- one for each victim of the Holocaust. Now, the Jess Kedson Foundation and the National Council of Jewish Women have been spreading the message...
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