Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

There's a Jewish angle to almost every story and, sadly, the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University is no exception. It turns out that Penn State's now former president is Jewish and its legendary football coach was honored by the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee with its National Leadership Award earlier this year.
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Elie Kaunfer
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Creating a successful religious school program in a contemporary culture dominated by secular youth activities demands an experiential approach to Jewish learning. The beauty of an experiential program in a progressive school setting is that it is student-centered, allowing educators to focus on bringing a child's experiences to life through fun and interactive educational lessons. Moreover, the experiential approach can...
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