Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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Celebrate the beginning of a new era for students, faculty and alumnus of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy as the school, formerly known as Akiba Hebrew Academy, moves to its new home on the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Radnor Campus, 272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr. Head of School Dr. Steven M. Brown invites the community...
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It's time for the kids to go back to school, and this year shopping for school supplies will be a lot more difficult for many families. Due to high gas prices and stretched budgets, financially pinched parents are looking for creative ways to save some money. In addition to cutting back on normal back-to-school purchases, parents are comparing prices and...
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Fifth-graders participated in a recent program at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell called "Torah Academy." As part of the Hebrew curriculum, this pilot extracurricular program began in January 2007, teaching fourth- and fifth-graders to read Torah from the ground up. They learned Torah trop -- the signs in the Chumash that tell the reader how each word should be...
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Fifth-grade students from Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center recently held an Invention Convention, where teachers encouraged the students to look closely at themselves and the world around them. Students read biographies of inventors and dressed like them as they explained, in the first person, the inventor's life and invention. Discussions also took place addressing the moral implications of inventing...
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