Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
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Summertime is the right time to explore the area’s great outdoors. Check out these wildlife preserves, parks and trails.
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Do you really know what’s happening on the other side of the Schuylkill — or just a few towns over? Summer is the perfect time to do some local exploring.
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A unique summer getaway is only hours away.
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Whether you’re hoping to escape to a serene landscape or spice up your vacation with plenty of action, here are several options within driving distance to suit any taste.
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Pass/Fail/Pray
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The "Screen For Nineteen" awareness program aims to convince prospective parents to test for common genetic diseases before they have children so they can make informed decisions.
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Improving 3G Reception
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Many so-called 3Gs — the third-generation grandchildren of survivors — are now sharing their families’ histories with technological tools that not only preserve those stories, but also disseminate them around the world.
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Profile

Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.

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215-832-0797

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