Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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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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Over the years, the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School has grown from a small basement school offering one or two grade levels to the current institution, which, on its two campuses, accommodates hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade. During the course of those five decades, it held classes in nearly a dozen different locations around...
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Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Muslim extremism has moved to the forefront of American consciousness and U.S. foreign policy, forcing educators to step up the pace, and address the differences between Islam and Islamicism in the classroom. Scholar David Forte, who spoke to a group of teachers earlier this month at the American College in Bryn Mawr, diagnosed the...
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As a young girl, Marilyn Rosenthal Baltz really had no ties to Judaism. Her parents - Russian immigrants - owned a candy store in Kensington, where they worked seven days a week, and didn't belong to a synagogue. When she was in third grade, in the 1940s, someone told her about the Hebrew Sunday School Society - which sponsored sessions...
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