August 27, 2014 / 1st of Elul, 5774
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    Posted by Jamie Grossman I grew up outside of Philadelphia in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood. My mother was a longtime volunteer with Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia. I learned early about the value of reaching into the community to offer support to individuals and families in need... Read More
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    While deciding on a kid-friendly Shabbat recipe, I was witness to an accidental focus group. A couple of weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law threw a birthday party for my nephew’s first birthday. They offered a great spread of sweets, including lollipops, fruit and a variety of homemade... Read More
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    With the Champions League final in the rearview mirror and all major European domestic leagues now over, the focus of the soccer universe has shifted abruptly to the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, which begins in 15 days. The best players in Europe are meeting their national teams all over the... Read More
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    Temple Beth Shalom Children’s Center (TBSCC) in Needham offers a nurturing, vibrant, developmentally appropriate, discovery-based environment, which allows children to develop to their maximum potential.  The program focuses on encouraging children’s social, emotional, cognitive... Read More
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    Condensed from Hapeles – Mussaf April 2014 by: E. Leibowitz A Family in Crisis The clinic was busy as usual, filled with people of all ages. The silence was interrupted from time to time by murmured grumbling over the long wait. Yehuda would have preferred to remain ensconced in... Read More
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    Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, and I had no idea that was a thing until Ilana Cohen told me. Ilana is 23 years old and works with Eco Femme, a women’s empowerment project promoting menstrual hygiene practices that are healthy, dignified and eco-positive. Originally from Vermont, she... Read More
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    In researching Book of the Month I scoured kid authored blogs, talked with children I know along with with educators and parents and reached into my own memories from classroom teaching. This month, in my quest to bring you books that that have left young readers talking I couldn’t ignore... Read More
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    By Judy Elkin I really didn’t think this text was going to resonate but I tried it anyway.  The topic was risk-taking behavior – and the parents were getting more and more anxious with each passing minute, as they imagined their ‘tweens “doing what they did as... Read More
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    Boston - Jewish National Fund New England Board member Frederick Young of BNY Wealth Management, hosted a Women for Israel luncheon featuring guest speaker Ariel Kotler JNF’s Women for Israel’s female philanthropists share a passion in building a prosperous future for the land and... Read More
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    Kesher - Jewish Community After School Program in Chestnut Hill Kesher Newton now enrolling for Fall 2014! Kesher Newton is an after-school program that offers a hands on and indepth approach to Jewish learning for students in grades K-7! Now located on Hammond Pond Parkway,... Read More
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