Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

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After several months of intense negotiations that until the past week had been known to just a few insiders, the executive committee of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School reversed course and nixed what had appeared to be a done deal to close its eight-year-old Robert Saligman Middle School. The executive committees at both Perelman and the Jack...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Beth Berman knows about instilling Jewish values in kids. As director of early childhood education at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, she oversees day care, pre-school and summer camp, and she teaches Hebrew school on the side to earn some extra money. After her family's bills are paid, she always puts something aside toward furthering her own daughter's Jewish...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Terrible economic news is beginning to become the norm. Each month, companies announce closures and job losses at rates not seen in decades. But one industry has thus far remained relatively immune to the recession: child care. Federation Early Learning Services -- which serves 15 locations across three counties and receives money from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia --...
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Day-school education embraces community, classroom technology and love of Israel
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Abrams Hebrew Academy, a 103-year-old community day school in Yardley, Bucks County, combines commitment to community, state-of-the-art classroom technology and love of Israel to create a vibrant academic environment rooted in Jewish tradition. Currently, 280 students attend Abrams from pre-school through eighth grade. Students are nurtured in small classes; each student has equal access to Jewish texts and is taught...
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Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Lewis, among those sharing painful pasts
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The spirit-crushing anguish of addiction and the daunting path to recovery are the soul-searching topics of a new book, Moments of Clarity: Voices From the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery , by Christopher Kennedy Lawford. In the work, the son of actor Peter Lawford and member of the Kennedy clan relates compelling stories of how he and others --...
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