Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
"If a group of highly educated Jews are assembled in a room and are asked to name two Shakespeare plays, the answer is readily supplied," said Jay Minkoff. "On the other hand, ask them who Maimonides or Rambam was, and the reply may not come so easily." This is not an uncommon scenario among adult Jews in Greater Philadelphia, said...
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For the past 23 years, the Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, has served young boys and girls as a home away from home. But after two decades in business, it's time for a little home improvement. Thanks to private contributions, the school is getting a $1.5 million face-lift that will create 11 additional classrooms, along...
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Thanks to brand-new funding in the form of a grant, the staff at Stern Hebrew High School will be working with the Jewish Agency for Israel to come up with some innovative programs, activities, speakers and trips to help students learn about the value of Israel, and how to advocate affectively for it. According to head of school Rabbi Moshe...
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Students at the Stern Center of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood kicked up their heels at a dance-a-thon to raise money for ARMDI, American Red Magen David for Israel. The funds are designated for the Asian tsunami-relief effort. Stefanie Segal (left), faculty advisor of the Mitzvah Club, and student club members present a check for...
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Waking up at 4 a.m. was tough for Eitan Kleinman. The sky was still dark, and at first, his 14-year-old body wanted to continue sleeping. But once he realized that he was rising to take an early morning hike up Masada, he was raring to go. After reaching the top, Kleinman and 33 other members of his eighth-grade class from...
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