Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

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Will pairing Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese language classes at a new Phila­delphia charter school make a perfect yin and yang -- or prove to be something of an educational odd couple? Chinese and Hebrew may seem like an unusual combination but organizers of the new venture point out that both are ancient languages that originated on the Asian continent. The...
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Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after Labor Day as an Orthodox day school for girls. Cheryl Epstein, assistant principal of the newly named I.S. Kos­loff Torah Academy High School for Girls, surveyed the construction zone before her. At first, Epstein said, she...
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SAN FRANCISCO Toby Adelman loves to put people together; she has been doing so with gusto her entire life. But earliler this summer, the 54-year-old San Jose resident outdid herself with the most extraordinary -- and personal -- connection she's ever made. Adelman donated one of her kidneys to someone she met only two weeks before the surgery, but with...
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Team Philadelphia struck gold, silver and bronze as 150 teen­agers from the region competed in this year's JCC Maccabi Games. The youths traveled to Memphis, Houston and Rockland, N.Y., to participate in a wide range of sporting events.
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Julia Cohen doesn't usually wear jewelry on the tennis court, but if she can find a Star of David necklace that feels comfortable enough, she says she'll wear it when she plays at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., later this month. Cohen, 23, a native of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood, will enter her first Grand Slam event as a wild...
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