Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774

By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Recent dramatic downturns in today's economy have forced and inspired growing numbers of people to rethink the way that they make a living. Take, for example, Eric Weinstein, 35, a teacher of autistic children at Smedley Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia, where the Penn State grad with a master's in elementary and special education from Holy Family College has his...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Hayley Leib has been in and out of the hospital since she was 12. Now 21, her doctors have diagnosed her with mitochondrial disease, a disorder affecting energy and metabolism. Illness and long hospital stays can put untold pressure on any family, but the Leibs have had some help from an unexpected source. Enter Chai Lifeline, an international nonprofit organization...
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It's a sad fact of life in our current economic environment: Almost every day, it seems, we see stories in the news about hundreds of people losing their jobs as employers resort to layoffs and downsizing -- to say nothing of companies going out of business. More than 45 million Americans had no health insurance in 2007, according to the...
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Quebec City offers a chance to chill at Chanukah
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
When it comes to winter fun, one of my fondest memories is watching dog-sled races in the very center of this historic cradle of French civilization in North America known as Quebec City. It's all part of an annual winter celebration called Carnaval de Quebec, which is scheduled in 2010 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 14. And along with that...
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San Juan offers a rich portal into the spice of Carib life
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
One of the biggest treats in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is to wake up in the morning and take in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean. That's what we were able to do during a stay at the San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino, conveniently located on San Juan's spectacular Condado Beach. I must admit, it was really hard to...
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