Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
When Eastern European Jews arriving in Israel after the War of Independence in 1948 needed volunteers to help them learn to read the new language, Zehava Blackman said she was first in line. "I always loved to teach," said the now 75-year-old. "Even as a young girl, I would teach the younger ones, whatever their level, whatever they needed to...
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Drew Miller, JE Feature
Many college students and new graduates leave school with more than an education. Besides their student loans, many young people graduate with thousands of dollars in credit-card debt. In fact, according to Nellie Mae, the nation’s largest student-loan provider, the average undergraduate racks up $2,200 — and the average graduate student $5,800 — in credit-card debt. Runaway credit-card debt is...
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The Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's 50th anniversary celebration turned out to be the largest fundraising event in its history, netting the institution roughly $4 million. "We are trying to reach the community with the message that day schools are part of the normal scene of American life, and more and more in the community are supporting us,"...
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Rebecca Gerewitz, 14, enjoyed her recent trip to Israel so much that she has not one favorite part, but two. The first was a Saturday-night boat ride near Tiberias, where she and classmates from Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley got to dance to Israeli music. Up next on her list was a trip to a rehabilitation hospital for Israeli soldiers...
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For the past year, Irv Orenstein, a 76-year-old amateur photographer, has been taking groups of five children - students at Spring Garden Elementary School - and each week teaching them a little about photography before letting them loose with some new digital cameras. The Huntingdon Valley resident is a school volunteer who first helped the children with math and reading...
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