Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Thanks to a recent grant, the Camden County Library System will introduce a new program to its schedule - one that will explore Jewish literature and culture. The $1,500 grant, awarded by the American Library Association and NextBook - a project devoted to the promotion of Jewish literature, culture and ideas - will go toward a series of five professionally...
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Thanks to a new curriculum at Congregation Beth Israel of Media, Hebrew-school students there may have an easier time making their way through the streets of Jerusalem or ordering falafel in Tel Aviv. Starting this school year, the daled through zayin students - fourth- to seventh-graders - at the Reconstructionist synagogue will be taught conversational Hebrew, in addition to the...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children," wrote Hodding Carter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. "One of these is roots and the other is wings." It could be said that Alexandra List, known as Alex, is a 17-year-old that personifies the quote. She finished her junior year this spring at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion...
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Marsha Pincus will state without hesitation that she sought a job as a teacher 30 years ago because it ensured job stability and had a top-notch pension plan. But a career that arose from some cautious advice her single mother once offered her - find a dependable job - has since turned into a vocation and what Pincus calls a...
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As normally relayed in most high school history classes, the story of the Jewish experience during World War II is crammed with stark images of victimization and persecution, destruction and loss. But that may soon change for some students in New Jersey. With the start of this school year, a curriculum is available in the Garden State that highlights Jewish...
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