Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
"Our kids are in a whole new world," said Randi Boyette to a gathering of parents and teachers. With the newfound popularity of e-mail, instant and text messaging, and social networking sites among young people, it's easy for parents to get shut out of their children's technological realm -- and it's even more common for them to misunderstand some of...
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For Akiba Hebrew Academy, the donations keep piling up. On the heels of a $5 million gift from the Barrack Foundation -- the largest in the school's history -- the institution in Merion Station just received an anonymous donation to help create scholarships for qualified children whose parents work in the Jewish community. The new scholarships will benefit children of...
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It might have been the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, or the fact that, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Whatever the reason, Monday-night's mental health forum, held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, garnered an enormous response: Nearly 800 attendees showed...
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Maybe it's the royal-blue jersey with white lettering. Or maybe it's the site of a tall, Jewish, left-handed pitcher wearing a cap displaying a finely etched "B," throwing with speed and movement that has made people say that Jesse Steinberg, 17, slightly resembles Brooklyn Dodgers legend Sandy Kofax. A 6-foot-1-inch senior at Bodine High School for International Affairs in Northern...
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While many freshman softball players have to sit on the bench for a year or two before earning a spot on most high school rosters, 15-year-old Natalie Klotz has managed to bypass the entire process, and has quickly emerged as a leader at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill. The squad's only freshman, she has pitched virtually every inning of...
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