Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Beth Berman knows about instilling Jewish values in kids. As director of early childhood education at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, she oversees day care, pre-school and summer camp, and she teaches Hebrew school on the side to earn some extra money. After her family's bills are paid, she always puts something aside toward furthering her own daughter's Jewish...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Terrible economic news is beginning to become the norm. Each month, companies announce closures and job losses at rates not seen in decades. But one industry has thus far remained relatively immune to the recession: child care. Federation Early Learning Services -- which serves 15 locations across three counties and receives money from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia --...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Jews in Yiddish-speaking lands didn't cross borders; they stole them. Slipping across a country's boundaries was known as ganvenen dem grenetz/ stealing the border. Ganvenen has the same root as ganif , or "thief." It's an interesting linguistic window into how fraught with danger moving from place to place could be. We Jews have a long history of being treated...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I got married in 1984, so our upcoming anniversary is that notable 25-year mark. On the one hand, it's just a number. If you hang out with someone long enough, you'll eventually rack up lots of years by the sheer passage of time. On the other hand, if you find -- as I did -- that being a connected partner...
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Divvying up the house in a divorce in a bitter economy
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Face it: Marriage can be absolutely magical or one of the worst experiences of a lifetime. And, although it's never easy to end a marriage, today it's even harder, especially in these times of economic recession and a declining housing market. Contemplating divorce during an economic recession can be tremendously complicated, leading some couples who want to divorce to postpone...
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