Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Rabbi Steven A. Saks of Adath Zion Congregation in Northeast Philadelphia teaches a Jujitsu class to youths and adults on Wednesday evenings at the JCC Klein Branch. Saks, 32, has a black belt and is a certified instructor in the Japanese martial art. The Northeast Philadelphia resident explained that Jujitsu teaches self-defense, emphasizes physical fitness and encourages self-confidence -- better...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After a year of waiting for redemption, it didn't take long for Matt Berson to make his presence known in the Friends Schools League championship soccer game. After losing to the Shipley School in last year's finals, Berson -- now a senior -- and his teammates from the Germantown Friends School were determined to make amends in this season's championship...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Once he plays his final game at Abington Friends School, Bryan Cohen's basketball career will hardly be over. The 6-foot-5-inch power forward from Huntingdon Valley just signed a letter of intent to play at Bucknell University next year. After a brief press conference for about 30 people at AFS on Nov. 20, Cohen, 18, said that he chose Bucknell because...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Before each game this season -- while lacing up their cleats, stretching a bit or running a few laps -- players on the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy soccer team took a moment to look at the photo. Each time Zach Pomerantz saw it, he said he realized how lucky he was to have his freedom. It made Raphael Menko...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Meet 6-foot, 220-pound Sean Goldstein. If you happen to be a running back from the Inter-Ac league, which encompasses a number private high schools, you've probably already run into the Chestnut Hill Academy middle-line backer -- literally -- and chances are, it didn't feel too good. With a bench-press maximum of 300 pounds, and a squat of 410, the 17-year-old...
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