Thursday, May 26, 2016 Iyyar 18, 5776

Obstacles to prioritizing day schools can't be allowed to thwart a community lifeline
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Jonathan S. Tobin
For those who have been promoting the idea that Jewish communities must cease talking about the importance of day school education and start funding it adequately, the news late last month out of New Jersey was long overdue. The Metrowest federation announced the launch on April 29 of a $50-million campaign that will seek to increase enrollment and academic excellence...
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It might have been the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, or the fact that, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Whatever the reason, Monday-night's mental health forum, held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, garnered an enormous response: Nearly 800 attendees showed...
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For Akiba Hebrew Academy, the donations keep piling up. On the heels of a $5 million gift from the Barrack Foundation -- the largest in the school's history -- the institution in Merion Station just received an anonymous donation to help create scholarships for qualified children whose parents work in the Jewish community. The new scholarships will benefit children of...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
"Our kids are in a whole new world," said Randi Boyette to a gathering of parents and teachers. With the newfound popularity of e-mail, instant and text messaging, and social networking sites among young people, it's easy for parents to get shut out of their children's technological realm -- and it's even more common for them to misunderstand some of...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
In my last column, I described couples who, after living together, realized that their relationships were not meant to be. This week, I want to focus on the opposite end of the spectrum -- what happens when there is too much physical space between a couple? What about those relationships that bridge states, countries and time zones? I found a...
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