Saturday, July 23, 2016 Tammuz 17, 5776
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the fourth article in a Federation series on area day schools. Support for Jewish education is a core priority of the Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Past articles and photos are posted on www.jewishphilly.org on the community page. Students at Stern Hebrew High School, the only Modern Orthodox high school in the Greater Philadelphia area, divide their day equally...
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Chana Kroll, JE Feature
Perhaps the most moving moment of the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy eighth-grade trip to Israel came when the students visited Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv, a rehabilitation and recreation center for wounded soldiers and victims of terror. The young people were first shown what last year's eighth-grade class at Abrams had accomplished at the center. Thanks to a donation they...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Becki Zaritsky played the dancer Iris Kelly in Neshaminy High School's production of "Fame" this spring. Last year, she appeared in the school's version of "Thoroughly Modern Millie." But few roles have been as fraught for the graduating senior as that of college applicant. For the last few weeks, Zaritsky and her family have wrestled with a decision that hung...
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Sydelle Zove had been writing on the walls with some other kids in the third-floor bathroom of Thomas K. Finletter Elementary School. But someone snitched on her alone. So while everyone else was sent home for lunch, the seventh-grader had to wait on the dreaded long oak bench outside the principal's office. "I just remember being called in. They wanted...
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Helene Z. Tigay is preparing to step down as executive director of the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education after 20 years with the organization, 18 of them spent in her current post. While the lifelong educator said that she isn't exactly leaving a "To Do" list behind for her successor, she acknowledged that there's still plenty left to do...
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