Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Edward Mooney, 39, is an Irish Catholic native of South Philadelphia who heads the Communications Workers of America local 13000. Bernard Fisher, 57, serves as both the Philadelphia president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and as the citywide administrative organizer of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. A Philadelphia resident, he is African-American and a...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For the past 20 years, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote has required its students to take two courses on the study of other religions: one on Christianity and one on another religion. To continue that commitment to interfaith education, the college has received a $300,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, named for the well-known co-founder and editor-in-chief of...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For students who have entered the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition over the years, the pen and the brush have always been the main modes of expression to convey what they have learned about the Holocaust. But this year was different; among the poems, stories, paintings and sculptures submitted for the 2007 contest, a new medium cropped up: a podcast...
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The kids at Camp Gan Yeladeem at Beth Sholom Preschool in Elkins Park are learning about "Art From Around the World" this summer. The children studied different cultures as they explored art and sculpture from various countries. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 copied paintings, made quilts, handmade their own beads and discovered face-painting.
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Four educators at the Tiferet Bet Israel preschool in Blue Bell have completed a 40-week class in preparation for the Child Development Associate Credential. It involved 120 hours of classroom work, parent evaluations, hands-on projects, and on-the-job supervision and observations. Upon assessment by the Council for Professional Development, the teachers will be awarded six college credits from Montgomery County Community...
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