Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

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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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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The 2004 documentary Paper Clips tells the story of the small town of Whitwell, Tenn., where a certain group of middle-school students undertook a remarkable project: filling a railway car with 11 million paper clips -- one for each victim of the Holocaust. Now, the Jess Kedson Foundation and the National Council of Jewish Women have been spreading the message...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although U.S. Army Spc. Richard J. Schmidt Jr. did 81 pushups in just two minutes, ran two miles in only 12 minutes and 36 seconds, and expertly peppered a target with bullets, the most grueling part of a series of soldier-on-soldier competitions proved to be a question-and-answer session with high-ranking army officials. "They were all 25 years in the service...
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