Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
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Sensing an opportunity to make school vouchers a reality in Pennsylvania -- and a potentially big jump in government funds for day school parents struggling with high tuition costs -- the Orthodox Union is investing unprecedented resources in the state.
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Tiny hands shoot up as Leslie Maizel selects two volunteers for a role-play exercise at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's preschool in Wynnewood. She positions the pretend "Randy" and "Suzy" in the center of their circle with a pile of blocks. They'd be happy to play together, Maizel tells her class of 5-year- olds, but Randy wants to build a castle...
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When Steven M. Brown stepped down almost a year ago as head of school at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, faculty member Sharon Levin was tapped to fill that role on an interim basis while the board conducted a search for a new leader. But on April 3, the board unanimously appointed Levin as the pluralistic day school's official...
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Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors attributed to a possible combination of Attention Deficit Disorder, Asberger's and bipolar disorder, she said. What synagogue would have the interest -- or resources -- to give him the extra attention he needed? Surprisingly, the Bryn...
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One stands on a chair to deliver a re-enactment of the Scopes Trial to his history classes at a Jewish day school. Another breaks from teaching English to serve as a confidante for public high school students in crisis, even as he deals with his own battle with cancer. Both men will be among 20 teachers honored March 14 at...
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