Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Albert Zalcmann certainly considers himself environmentally aware. The member of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., owns a hybrid car; more to the point, he's an environmental engineer. But, if a mathematical formula designed by the Washington, D.C.-based Sustainable Energy Institute to calculate a person's ecological footprint -- or the amount of usable land needed to sustain a single...
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Residents of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham and students from Beth Tikvah-B'nai Jeshurun in Erdenheim sang, danced and looked a little silly when "Hat Man" Larry Oxenberg came to visit. Modeling just some of the many hats in his collection are (in back, from left) Abramson Center resident Miriam Blitzstein, Oxenberg and students (in...
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Fifth-graders participated in a recent program at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell called "Torah Academy." As part of the Hebrew curriculum, this pilot extracurricular program began in January 2007, teaching fourth- and fifth-graders to read Torah from the ground up. They learned Torah trop -- the signs in the Chumash that tell the reader how each word should be...
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Fifth-grade students from Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center recently held an Invention Convention, where teachers encouraged the students to look closely at themselves and the world around them. Students read biographies of inventors and dressed like them as they explained, in the first person, the inventor's life and invention. Discussions also took place addressing the moral implications of inventing...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Just a few weeks ago, the American Dialect Society named "subprime" the word of the year for 2007. The year before, it was "plutoed," and before, that it was "truthiness." Each year, scholars, linguists and lexicographers decide which new words should be formally entered into our dictionaries, or at least what words should be deigned mainstream enough to have formal...
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