Education

Sharon Levin

Barrack Head of School Sharon Levin to Retire in 2021

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Sharon Levin received a multitude of messages from former students and faculty alike when the announcement went out on May 18: After 34 years...
The Gratz College graduating class of 1917

Gratz College Celebrates 125 Years, Focus Now Online

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Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath didn’t want to drop what she was doing to go to graduate school for education. As a Jewish educator, then in Washington, D.C.,...
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Grads Get Creative With Celebrations

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Jessica Feldman didn’t know what to expect as her parents led her outside their Conshohocken home. What awaited her was a pleasant surprise: More than...
Students at Nishmat in Jerusalem wear masks and are separated by Plexiglas barriers to protect against the coronavirus.

As Colleges go Virtual, Students Instead Study Abroad in Israel

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By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Hadara Bilsky thought she’d spend her first semester of college making friends in her dorm, having discussions with professors and students...
Sharon Levin

Barrack Head of School to Retire in 2021

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Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Head of School Sharon Levin announced to the school’s Board of Directors that she will retire effective June 30,...
Volunteer Mike DeMarco drops off PPE at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Department.

Medical Students Team Up to Supply PPE to Philly Hospitals

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Alyssa Gabay felt helpless when the coronavirus pandemic hit Pennsylvania in March. The second-year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine was supposed to be...
Gene Hoffman

Gratz Alum Gene Hoffman Pursues Doctorate at 91

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Gene Hoffman’s academic career lends new meaning to the phrase “lifelong learning.”  After earning his master’s in Jewish studies from Gratz College in 2013, the...
Michelle Margoles

College Grads to Face COVID-19 Impacted Job Market

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Remember the college seniors who, just a decade ago, graduated into the employment hellscape of the Great Recession? Subprime mortgages. Credit default swaps. Finance industry...
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Numerous Gala Plans in Philly Altered by Pandemic

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Daniella Scruggs knew on March 8 that something was up. Scruggs, the development director of HIAS PA, was set to meet with an older donor...
A 3D printer used to make the face shields

Kohelet Yeshiva High School Makes Face Shields for Health Care Workers

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Before the coronavirus outbreak, Kohelet Yeshiva High School art teacher Daniel Ostrov was using the Merion Station school’s 3D printer and laser cutter to...