Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Rochelle Rabeeya is on a quest to raise the level of teaching at area Hebrew schools. Rabeeya, the director of educational services for the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education of Greater Philadelphia, is attempting to "professionalize the profession" by encouraging Hebrew-school teachers to take classes and gain credits toward becoming licensed teachers. Currently, Pennsylvania law does not require teachers...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Students don't usually ask school administrators to add another class to the overall curriculum, but at Akiba Hebrew Academy, overwhelming interest was the driving force behind creating the institution's new engineering elective. The students' new-found fascination with the subject started last school year with the debut of the school's engineering club. The half-dozen or so members spent their extracurricular time...
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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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Thanks to an influx of grant money and brand-new school supplies, this year's students at Politz Hebrew Academy of Philadelphia will enjoy improved classes and programming - something principal Besie Katz says is taking "what's already a diamond and just" polishing it. Classes begin at Politz on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In addition to new science textbooks for the middle school...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a revamped lab, a list of guest speakers and a new instructor, Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia has beefed up its middle- and high school science programs. The Rubin Science Center, which opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the start of the school year, will now boast two high-powered microscopes, new computers, a new projector and a new teacher-guided...
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