Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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Ron Jones was one of the most popular teachers at Cubberley High School in Northern California when in April 1967, he turned his classroom into a fascist state and instructed students to salute him. At 25, he was not much older than many of his students and was determined not to repeat the drab lessons he’d sat through in school...
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The old-world Shabbat staple brings a young couple together who had little notion of the past they share.
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When Jason Shavel, a senior at Council Rock High School North, was preparing for college visits last year, he had no qualms about calling a Hillel director and asking to meet during his visit to campus. But then, he thought, why not flip the script and have Hillel members and staff come to students? And so last spring, he started...
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Inspired by architects who constructed non-conventional sukkahs in New York, the University of Pennsylvania's "Sukkathon 2012" encouraged students to come up with their own creative themes as they built 10 of the holiday structures around campus.
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Congregation Rodeph Sha­lom has no immediate plans to build a new Jewish day school in the city following the completion of a feasibility study. The study found significant interest in a progressive Jewish day school, particularly within the city limits, but Rodeph Sha­lom leaders determined that the school did not have the backing needed in terms of stakeholders and fundraising...
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Profile

Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.

Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.

He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

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