Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

But, one month in, how much harder are resolutions to keep in a truly tough economy?
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
It's been a month now since the natural optimism of a new year had everyone celebrating. Since then, President Obama has asked us to commit to an ongoing and, possibly, tougher economic climate. Are those high-falutin' resolutions you vowed you'd keep a month ago still viable? In these increasingly difficult economic times, is it easier/tougher to "manage debt, save money,...
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As the jobless rate grows day by day and the recession appears to deepen, many Jewish day schools across the country face several bitter realities -- like smaller class sizes and leaner budgets. But the near simultaneous announcements last month that the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have established major tuition-incentive...
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Philadelphia and San Francisco may be at opposite ends of the country, but the two cities got a little bit closer recently, thanks to a significant grant awarded to a local education organization based in Montgomery County. The Jewish Outreach Partnership in Melrose Park was awarded a $150,000 Signature Grant by the board of directors of the Covenant Foundation in...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I got married in 1984, so our upcoming anniversary is that notable 25-year mark. On the one hand, it's just a number. If you hang out with someone long enough, you'll eventually rack up lots of years by the sheer passage of time. On the other hand, if you find -- as I did -- that being a connected partner...
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The decision by both the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University to suspend their undergraduate Israel study-abroad programs for the semester -- a move taken as fighting still raged in Gaza and rockets fell on southern Israel -- has triggered criticism and stirred debate on both campuses. According to the Anti-Defamation League's national office, only two other American institutions took...
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