Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Beth Berman knows about instilling Jewish values in kids. As director of early childhood education at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, she oversees day care, pre-school and summer camp, and she teaches Hebrew school on the side to earn some extra money. After her family's bills are paid, she always puts something aside toward furthering her own daughter's Jewish...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Terrible economic news is beginning to become the norm. Each month, companies announce closures and job losses at rates not seen in decades. But one industry has thus far remained relatively immune to the recession: child care. Federation Early Learning Services -- which serves 15 locations across three counties and receives money from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia --...
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Five minutes into a discussion on the intersection of Judaism and technology, LimmudPhilly presenter Sam Zitin tossed out an aside comparing the sometimes cacophonous interplay of voices and ideas found in the Talmud with the hyper-linked, user-generated content on Wikipedia. But before Zitin, director of information management for the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, could get any further, J.T. Waldman, an...
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When stocks take a plunge, can a couple's love life take a dive, too?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Has the stalled, sinking and downright sorry economy -- and the abysmal economic conditions it has wrought -- cast a cold, even icy, spell over the loving relationships normally enjoyed by couples? And because of hard times -- and the attendant money worries that they bring -- are men and women taking things out on each other, and being intimate...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
I've always loved the line that reads "families that play together, stay together." There's so much truth in those six words, which offer a pertinent reminder of how important it is to indulge in good times with your family, maintaining a healthy balance that's not all about 80-hour work weeks and incessant Blackberry-checking. Recession? No excuse! Greater Philadelphia and the...
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