Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JEFeature
For 9-year-old Noah Brinton, helping his father fill a shopping cart with pencils, erasers and notebooks at the Staples store in Narberth can mean only one thing. "Going back to school!" announced the boy, who will enter the fourth grade in September. The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, and while it may not rival the December rush, stores...
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Offering somewhat vague promises about making city government more open and more willing to work with social service agencies, a confident Michael Nutter, the Democratic nominee for Philadelphia mayor, met last week with representatives from a number of Jewish organizations. At the Aug. 9 meeting held at the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City, the former city councilman --...
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Federation Early Learning Services is teaming up with Congregation Kol Ami to jointly administer the nursery school that's housed at the synagogue's home in Elkins Park. Under the new partnership, the school will keep its current teaching staff in place, but FELS will now oversee much of the administrative aspects involved with the the running of the preschool, including curriculum...
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The blogosphere, MySpace, YouTube. As the World Wide Web continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, it can be daunting just keeping up with what's happened, let alone venturing a guess as to where things in cyberspace are heading -- and what effect that direction might have on the real world. The jury's still out as to whether this elaborate...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Judith Hodara is not a rabbi, nor does she have a position in the organized Jewish world. Still, Hodara, an admissions officer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, sees herself as an ardent spokesperson for Israel. "Israel has so much to offer, both regionally and internationally," stated the 38-year-old. "So I try to think, 'How can I...
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