Education

New Yeshiva Opening in Elkins Park on High School Road

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Like many New Yorkers, Rabbi Yehoshua Rubanowitz felt surrounded by strangers. He felt like his community was scattered. And he felt like he could...

Professor, Activist, Playwright Mark Sacharoff Dies at 92

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By Gall Sigler Mark Sacharoff, a Temple University professor, anti-Vietnam War activist and playwright died on Aug 7. He was 92. Sacharoff may not be a...

Barrack, Perelman to Debut Husband and Wife Israeli Educators

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Benaya and Ayala Yehuda are coming to the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy and the Perelman Jewish Day School, respectively, to teach students about...

Is the Teacher Shortage Affecting Local Day Schools?

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An Aug. 11 ABC News headline read, “US has 300,000 teacher, school staff vacancies.” A July headline from The Philadelphia Inquirer called Pennsylvania’s teacher...

Kenny Holdsman Finds His Calling

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In the 1990s, Kenny Holdsman was working as a lawyer at Ballard Spahr, a Philadelphia firm that represented “institutional clients,” as he put it. Since...

Kohelet Yeshiva Receives $12 Million Gift

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On June 16 at Kohelet Yeshiva’s 22nd annual gala on its Merion Station campus, school benefactors announced a generous gift: $12 million for future...
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Day Schools Support Supreme Court Ruling on Religious School Tuition Assistance

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On June 21, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that states that use taxpayer dollars to provide tuition assistance to students attending nonreligious private schools...
Rows of librarians pose for a photo with their fingers on their lips, making a shushing sound.

Association of Jewish Libraries to Host Conference at Weitzman

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Jewish librarians are more than just little old ladies with tight buns and eyeglasses. And being a librarian is more than just fetching a...

Matisyahu to Perform at Barrack 75th Anniversary

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The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr is turning 75 this year. And as the oldest pluralistic Jewish secondary school in the United...

Artist Diane Hark Continues to Paint, Teach

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The former she has always done; the latter she picked up later in life Ten or 15 years ago, Diane Hark started teaching watercolor painting...