Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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Anita Block cannot wait for Sept. 8 to arrive. The new principal of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's Forman Center has set an important task for herself - learning the names of all 175 students - and she's anxious to get started. "There is usually something outstanding about a child's personality, the way they approach things and...
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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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Michael Grossman, the founder of a two-year-old nonprofit organization called LiteracyToday, has no formal background in education. But that hasn't stopped the 55-year-old from coming up with a plan to boost reading levels for public-school students in one of the Garden State's most troubled cities - Camden, N.J. Nor has it prevented Camden City Public Schools officials, state legislators and...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The words voiced to many Jewish parents are too familiar: "Why do I have to go to Hebrew school? It's so boring; I'm not learning anything." Through research and population studies over the last few years, such sentiments have become a wake-up call to the Jewish community. With 80 percent of Jewish youth receiving their formal religious training in supplemental...
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For the second year in a row, the Jewish Community Hebrew High School of Gratz College is adding a branch in Bucks County. Gratz offers supplementary Jewish education to students between grades eight to 12, in 13 locations spread across the Delaware Valley. Congregation Tiferes B'nai Israel in Warrington, a Reconstructionist synagogue, is the newest addition to Gratz's list of...
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