Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

Bellingham is a real find just a dream away from that Seattle cup o' joe
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Small towns with ancient synagogues pique my interest, and Bellingham, in Washington state, is one of them. This Pacific Northwest city, shrouded by forests, has had a Jewish community since the early 1900s, when the first two dozen Jewish families arrived from the shtetl of Skopishok in northeast Lithuania. The existing Beth Israel synagogue was built in 1925, and, though...
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You made it through the wedding, so now comes the relaxing part -- your romantic honeymoon in a faraway destination. But what do you pack and how much do you need? Gone are the days of multiple suitcases stacked at the doorway to accompany you on your flight. With airlines charging fees for checked luggage, today's friendly skies will only...
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Madison Cohen, a 15-year-old tennis standout, recently crowned Pennsylvania state champion, barely seemed to break a sweat during a recent indoor practice session; the tennis balls, though, sure took a pounding. Cohen's fluid stroke mechanics and sharp footwork make the most of her 5-foot-4-inch frame. Her shots have uncanny velocity and spin, and most are directed at the severest of...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
All Hallow's Eve has come and gone. Jewish children, just like others, donned costumes and gorged themselves on sweets. Yet, since Halloween's goblins come from an old Celtic tradition, I can see why some frum families look askance at something that was originally concerned with the rising of the dead. Thanksgiving, though, is another matter. There's a theory among some...
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The Perelman Jewish Day School, in an effort to increase enrollment and lessen the financial burden on parents, announced a $6,000 tuition reduction for all kindergarten students entering in fall 2009. The pilot program will offer a total of $27,000 in tuition assistance per pupil for this incoming class, according to school officials. That means parents of entering students will...
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