Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children," wrote Hodding Carter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. "One of these is roots and the other is wings." It could be said that Alexandra List, known as Alex, is a 17-year-old that personifies the quote. She finished her junior year this spring at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion...
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Thanks to a new curriculum at Congregation Beth Israel of Media, Hebrew-school students there may have an easier time making their way through the streets of Jerusalem or ordering falafel in Tel Aviv. Starting this school year, the daled through zayin students - fourth- to seventh-graders - at the Reconstructionist synagogue will be taught conversational Hebrew, in addition to the...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
There seems to be a lot more to the success of active adult communities throughout the nation than just some convenient rounds of golf. There's probably more to it than the appeal of mostly single-level floor plans geared especially to "mature" adults. The fact is that many people selling their 30-year-old family homes and moving into these resort-style communities may...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Just one of the many wonderful ways to enjoy the pleasures of autumn is to stay at a country inn in the Middle Atlantic States and New England. With a seemingly endless choice of inns in the two regions — in locations relatively close to the Philadelphia area and as far afield as Maine — a broad range of B&B...
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"America's Walk for Diabetes," a two- and four-mile non-competitive event benefiting the American Diabetes Foundation, is taking place Sunday, Oct. 2, with registration set for 9:30 a.m., at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. Studies have shown that walking is a good way to lead a healthy lifestyle and control weight, which may prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Funds raised...
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