Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

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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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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Some Jews prefer their challah sweet, with golden raisins and flaky crust. Others swear by the doughier variety, the kind that has a little stretch in it as you pull it apart. Too run of the mill? There's always the naturally fermented with whole-wheat flour and Celtic sea salt. At Four Worlds Bakery in West Philadelphia, owner Michael "Challahman" Dolich...
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