Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

With April 17 less than three weeks away, taxpayers may want to explore options for paying what's owed the government without using a check; there are now three convenient and secure ways to do just that. Here is an explanation by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants on how you can take advantage of these alternatives. Electronic-funds withdrawal can...
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Officials at Gratz College hoped that screening a film about a teen girl's struggle to reconcile her homosexuality with Judaism, while also challenging her high school to become a more welcoming place, might prompt some discussion and send a message that the Melrose Park campus is an open environment for Jews of diverse backgrounds. Five years ago, Shulamit Izen --...
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JE Staff
Since its founding in 1946, the oldest pluralistic Jewish day school in North America has been known as the Akiba Hebrew Academy. But it will soon go by a new name, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy -- a change that school and Jewish-community officials insist will help ensure its future as a top-notch institution. The name change comes as...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Arriving early seems to create as much stress as arriving late or even on time. I have always had a problem with punctuality. Actually, my problem rests with being on the earlier side. It's not quite an obsession, but it has certainly led to wasting a lot of time reading alone in my car, circling around the block and drinking...
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Friends fete their hero
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It began so innocently. A mild discomfort in the arch of her left foot. Just an annoyance. The annoyance became a bit more of a problem. There was pain, there was swelling, and relatively soon, there was no ignoring it. But Fayne Rein, a busy single mother, pushed on, ultimately checking in with a podiatrist who suggested that the lump...
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