Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Larry Emmett isn't a high school history teacher or college professor; and his students - who enjoy learning little-known facts about Jewish history in his classes - aren't the type to burn the midnight oil cramming for exams or the SATs. The retired lawyer is actually a volunteer teacher with the Temple Association for Retired Persons, a learning community based...
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Needs-Based Scholarships Available The Foundation for Jewish Day Schools has a limited number of needs-based scholarships remaining for qualified 3- and 4-year-old full-time students enrolled in Jewish preschool programs at Har Zion Temple and Beth Sholom Congregation in 2005-06. Qualifications for the scholarships are based on the rules of the Pre-K Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of the Commonwealth of...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Grappling with the fact that the American Jewish population is not only assimilating but shrinking, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Jewish Life and Learning's Task Force on Day Schools is taking steps to alter this pattern. Since children are the Jewish future, the task force is strengthening an area that has proven effective in helping them become...
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Thanks to an influx of grant money and brand-new school supplies, this year's students at Politz Hebrew Academy of Philadelphia will enjoy improved classes and programming - something principal Besie Katz says is taking "what's already a diamond and just" polishing it. Classes begin at Politz on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In addition to new science textbooks for the middle school...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a revamped lab, a list of guest speakers and a new instructor, Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia has beefed up its middle- and high school science programs. The Rubin Science Center, which opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the start of the school year, will now boast two high-powered microscopes, new computers, a new projector and a new teacher-guided...
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