Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Growing up in Wynnefield, a neighborhood that was once mainly Jewish, was kind of idyllic, according to H. Jeffrey Newman. "I really didn't experience any anti-Semitism until I was a new hire, eating lunch in the executive dining room at Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati," he said. Having earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA...
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By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
"Teach a man a trade or put him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to hold out his hand for charity." This is what Maimonides wrote about the highest principle of his eight levels of tzedakah - helping a person help himself. A program of the Center for Social...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
You can glimpse a lot from the inside of a person's home. Art, books, music. Souvenirs and framed photos. An armchair tilted toward the light. A multi-level enclave in the city, within walking distance of cultural sites and the corner grocer. These are the things that are important to Carole Beitchman. These - and education. Beitchman (nee Hamburger) took the...
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As someone who's spent the better part of her adult life immersed in education, Joyce Ness can understand the large strides that the profession has taken in the last 30 years. When she began teaching back in 1971, "there was little research on reading, little research on multiple intelligence, and little or no research about brain-compatible learning. Many of the...
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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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