Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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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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Needs-Based Scholarships Available The Foundation for Jewish Day Schools has a limited number of needs-based scholarships remaining for qualified 3- and 4-year-old full-time students enrolled in Jewish preschool programs at Har Zion Temple and Beth Sholom Congregation in 2005-06. Qualifications for the scholarships are based on the rules of the Pre-K Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of the Commonwealth of...
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