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A Last-Ditch Effort for A Middle School Merger

Less than a month after announcing an impasse, leaders from two Jewish day schools were back at the bargaining table, trying to resolve their...
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Breathing Life Into the Battle with Cystic Fibrosis

A local Jewish family took to the podium at a fundraiser for a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, a...
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Abrupt End to a Beloved Kosher Shop

The closing of the only kosher butcher shop on the Main Line underscored the declining number of non-Orthodox Jews who keep kosher and exposed...
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A Fresh, Young Addition to Jewish Lit at Temple

Author Adam Wilson paid a visit to the Temple University students who finished out their American Jewish literature course with his first novel. Eli Schwartz,...
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A Day School Leader’s Proposal for a Unified System

Jay Leberman, head of Perelman Jewish Day School,  had lobbied for years to retain Saligman Middle School, which he helped found, as a separate entity. But in...
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Middle Schools To Re-enter Mediation

In a last-ditch effort to reconcile their differences over how to merge, two Jewish middle schools agree to a new round of mediation. It's not...
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Still Trying for the Middle School Merger

Despite a failed attempt to merge two Jewish middle schools over the past few months, a flurry of activity in the past week suggests...
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Fighting Bureaucracy: Student Aims to Change Grad Date

A Temple senior fights a seemingly losing battle to reschedule the school's commencement ceremony next spring because it conflicts with the second day of...
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Timing Right to Create Charitable Trusts

With interest rates at historic lows, now is a better time than ever for individuals who are charitably inclined to create Charitable Lead Annuity...
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Study Finds Downsides to Walk-In Health Clinics

Using walk-in health clinics for simple acute care problems can interfere with establishing and maintaining a relationship with a primary care provider, according to...