Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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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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Larry Emmett isn't a high school history teacher or college professor; and his students - who enjoy learning little-known facts about Jewish history in his classes - aren't the type to burn the midnight oil cramming for exams or the SATs. The retired lawyer is actually a volunteer teacher with the Temple Association for Retired Persons, a learning community based...
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