Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

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Laura Goldman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Washington — Richard Gering of Elkins Park spoke for many of the local activists attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington this week when he said: "It is a difficult time for Israel, so people who care about Israel need to get off the couch." He was one of some 300 from the region who trekked...
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The Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized the Jewish Exponent as the best non-daily newspaper in the state for the second year in a row, citing its "brilliant" cover design and graphics, diverse mix of stories and overall readability. Executive editor Lisa Hostein called the honor "truly gratifying." "This shows that even with our limited staff...
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Slipping, sliding and even scoring, more than 90 teenagers braved rain and a soggy field to play soccer the way so many less fortunate people do -- without shoes. In its third year, the Lose the Shoes three-on-three tournament at Cheltenham High School benefits Grassroots Soccer, an organization dedicated to using the sport to mobilize against the spread of HIV/AIDS...
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When it comes to weighing Jewish life on campus, local guidance counselors Carol Jacobs and Barry Kirzner have made it their business to know what kinds of activities, kosher food or religious services await students at hundreds of different schools. While Jacobs and Kohelet Yeshiva High School counselor Kirzner cater to the students at their respective private schools, they've agreed...
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Central High School junior Alex Neff has heard the stories about college admissions becoming more competitive, with more applicants vying for the same number of slots. Then there's tuition. That's increasing exponentially, too, a trend his single mother finds especially troubling. For Neff, there's also the question of where he'll be able to find a Jewish community on campus --...
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