Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775

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Rachel Levy Lesser
On the night my daughter was born, I felt whole again -- or at least as whole as I could feel after losing my 57-year-old mother, who was an integral part of my 30-year-old, adult, day-to-day life. Her death 18 months beforehand loomed large throughout her six-year battle with ocular melanoma, a rare form of aggressive cancer that is first...
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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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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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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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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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