Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Judy Poliakoff believes that she can make math fun, not an easy chore considering that many high-schoolers find the subject notoriously dull. Her approach is to use tailor-made projects to make computations of all sorts more interesting, more hands-on. This is an educational strategy she used as a teacher at Roxborough High School during her almost 30-year career. She retired...
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Zara Myers-JE Feature
Discussing the reasons he became a nurse, Howard Rogovitz, 55, jokes that "my mother always wanted me to marry a doctor." After graduating from Overbrook High School, the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital nurse said he was "in and out of colleges, and looking for a way to have a stable career. I decided that as a nurse, I would always...
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"Teach a child in the way he should go, and he will not stray from it even when he gets older," says the Bible. "We all know that the rabbis felt that educating the youngest members of the next generation was critical if the Jewish people were to survive," said Maddy Malis, president and CEO of Federation Early Learning Services."They...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Oprah and Dr. Phil notwithstanding, 'tis the season to be blue. With the dead of winter officially here, the lights of the menorah fading from view and all those gift bills starting to pile up, it could just about take the happy right out of the holidays. Couple that with the stresses of work, family and the shuffle of everyday...
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As Jews around the world prepared for the latest New Year, members of Congregation Or Ami also welcomed the start of something else: a new educational center. The day before Rosh Hashanah, the synagogue obtained a certificate of occupancy for its new $2.5 million building, which includes 14 classrooms, a library, gift shop, expanded office space and a new youth...
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