Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

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As the girls' lacrosse team from the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy competed for a league championship last week, the players on the field looked like a well-seasoned group of athletes putting on a scrappy performance that nearly won them the title. In reality, this group, like the school's program, was completing only its second season. Three years ago, many...
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Central High School junior Alex Neff has heard the stories about college admissions becoming more competitive, with more applicants vying for the same number of slots. Then there's tuition. That's increasing exponentially, too, a trend his single mother finds especially troubling. For Neff, there's also the question of where he'll be able to find a Jewish community on campus --...
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When it comes to weighing Jewish life on campus, local guidance counselors Carol Jacobs and Barry Kirzner have made it their business to know what kinds of activities, kosher food or religious services await students at hundreds of different schools. While Jacobs and Kohelet Yeshiva High School counselor Kirzner cater to the students at their respective private schools, they've agreed...
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Saving money at the pump is a road worth taking with these choices
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Memorial Day -- and upcoming summer -- blues over rising gasoline prices? Those increases may curb some road trips, but they can also fuel your creativity, resourcefulness and appreciation of great escapes close to home. Indeed, some travelers believe that the journey can be just as satisfying as the destination. This is particularly true with road trips, as the stretches...
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Slipping, sliding and even scoring, more than 90 teenagers braved rain and a soggy field to play soccer the way so many less fortunate people do -- without shoes. In its third year, the Lose the Shoes three-on-three tournament at Cheltenham High School benefits Grassroots Soccer, an organization dedicated to using the sport to mobilize against the spread of HIV/AIDS...
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