Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
As Matthew Heller was nearing the time of his Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill, his father, Rob, was concerned that his son was a little shy. He sought to somehow boost his oldest son's social skills as the young man prepared for the most momentous day in his life thus far. But as he searched for...
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Ryan Teitman
With the start of the 2006-07 academic year last week, Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley unveiled a multi-level security system, made possible by a Homeland Security Grant. The school applied for the grant in February of 2005, and received approval that August. This system is just one of several recent upgrades to the campus; Abrams unveiled its new Henrietta Milstein...
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Jesse Breitbart enjoyed his first couple of trips to the Jewish state, visiting standard sites like the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, but when planning his fourth trip, the 21-year-old wanted to make more direct connections with Israelis. So he signed up for the Hillel Partnership 2000 Summer Service Project, which sent seven college students to Netivot and Sedot Negev...
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Johanna Markind, JE Feature
According to Rabbi Vivian Mayer, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's vision of successful rabbinic training includes not only imparting knowledge to its students, but also "touching their hearts." To that end, the college recently hired Mayer to serve as director of both its Mekhinah Program and its Bet Midrash. As Tamar Kamionkowski, academic dean of the college, explains: "Vivie brings a...
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Following the recent shootings at Seattle's Jewish Federation building, a thwarted airline terror plot and an increase in anti-Israel sentiment since the recent war in Lebanon, Jewish day schools across the region have stepped up their security measures to ensure students are safe in school. Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley is in the process of installing new doors and issuing...
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