Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
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Jewish Exponent Staff
The Hadassah Foundation has awarded a "mini-grant" to the Jewish Community High School of Gratz College to create a program that addresses teen dating. In order to celebrate its Bat Mitzvah year, the New York-based Hadassah Foundation handed out a total of 13 grants of $500 each. According to Ruth Schapira, acting director of the high school, which is based...
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How to deal with those college first-year blues
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
A daughter or son may be excited yet nervous about embarking on a new adventure this fall: the first semester of college. During recent interviews, counselors and parents shared tips on how parents can relieve their children’s jitters while still respecting their new role of young adult. After all, those much-talked about weight gains known as the “freshman 15” come...
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Will pairing Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese language classes at a new Phila­delphia charter school make a perfect yin and yang -- or prove to be something of an educational odd couple? Chinese and Hebrew may seem like an unusual combination but organizers of the new venture point out that both are ancient languages that originated on the Asian continent. The...
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Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after Labor Day as an Orthodox day school for girls. Cheryl Epstein, assistant principal of the newly named I.S. Kos­loff Torah Academy High School for Girls, surveyed the construction zone before her. At first, Epstein said, she...
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For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets. The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion budget, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett minutes before the deadline on June 30, includes a huge boost to an educational funding initiative championed by some Jewish groups. But in terms of funding for critical services,...
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