Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Grappling with the fact that the American Jewish population is not only assimilating but shrinking, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Jewish Life and Learning's Task Force on Day Schools is taking steps to alter this pattern. Since children are the Jewish future, the task force is strengthening an area that has proven effective in helping them become...
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By any standards, the view from a school's administrative offices is far from exciting, especially during the dog days of summer. But this year's a little different for the principal of Abrams Hebrew Academy: Outside his office window, a brand-new school building is being erected brick by brick. "It's fun to watch. Every day, there is something new," said Rabbi...
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Thanks to an influx of grant money and brand-new school supplies, this year's students at Politz Hebrew Academy of Philadelphia will enjoy improved classes and programming - something principal Besie Katz says is taking "what's already a diamond and just" polishing it. Classes begin at Politz on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In addition to new science textbooks for the middle school...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a revamped lab, a list of guest speakers and a new instructor, Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia has beefed up its middle- and high school science programs. The Rubin Science Center, which opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the start of the school year, will now boast two high-powered microscopes, new computers, a new projector and a new teacher-guided...
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Wired with Michael Trantas
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Michael Trantas
Microsoft just rolled out a new program last month requiring customers to verify that they're running legitimate copies of the Windows operating system before they could use Windows Update Services provided on their Web site. The Windows Genuine Advantage 1.0 program is Microsoft's latest effort to stop people from pirating its software. When users log on to Windows Update, Microsoft...
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