Features

Newsfeatures and service pieces exploring topics ranging from life on the West Bank to finding the perfect afternoon tea in Manhattan's swankiest salons.

Hebrew charter school leaves teachers, parents in the lurch

July 23, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Teachers and parents are scrambling to make alternate arrangements in the wake of the announcement July 15 by the New Jersey Department of Education that Shalom Academy, a Hebrew-language charter school, will not open in September....

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Battle of Digital Billboards Moves to Midsized Cities of Pittsburgh and Tacoma

July 20, 2011

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Riding by car or bus last Fourth of July weekend, you may have enjoyed the green hills and valleys, the rust-colored canyons or wheat-covered plains rolling past your window.

If you’ve admired the natural beauty along our...

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N.J. lawmakers act to protect volunteers who drive: Federations sought measure, which would help Meals on Wheels

July 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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“No good deed goes unpunished,” or so the saying goes. But an alliance of New Jersey nonprofits has enlisted a bipartisan group of legislators to prevent that maxim from applying to volunteer drivers in the Garden State.

The move...

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Local student gets HIAS help: Russian emigre looks forward to resuming medical education

July 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Robert Goldberg of North Haledon, a former Muscovite, is among the 60 scholars chosen this year to receive a scholarship from HIAS, the international organization that has assisted in resettling Jewish immigrants for 130 years....

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Locals responded quickly to youth’s disappearance: Many searched and prayed for Leiby Kletzky

July 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Prayer services and volunteers for searching organized themselves in Bergen and Passaic counties only hours after Leiby Kletzky went missing Monday evening. Synagogue listserves, such as Teaneck Shuls, sent out calls for...

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Local camps balance safety and fun: Local camps focus on safety

July 1, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Local day-camp directors interviewed this week stressed that at their camps, safety is the top priority. Most are accredited by the American Camp Association, whose safety standards, according to all camp directors interviewed,...

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A conversation with Alex Grobman: Evangelical publishing house aims to foster Israel support

June 30, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Balfour Books, a division of ICON Publishing, was established in 2003 “to educate Christians about what is going on in the Middle East,” and specifically about Israel, according to its publisher, Jim Fletcher. The Evangelical Christian...

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A conversation with Alex Grobman: Englewood historian arms Christians with facts about Israel

June 30, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Alex Grobman, historian and Englewood resident, spoke last week and over the Fourth of July weekend with The Jewish Standard about his book “The Palestinian Right to Israel.” (The book is published by Balfour Books, a...

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Local leaders get behind state resolution demanding stronger Iran sanctions: Pressure urged against energy companies seeking ‘loopholes’

June 30, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

New Jersey’s State Senate last Wednesday unanimously approved a measure urging the federal government to take stronger action in imposing and enforcing sanctions against Iran.

The resolution urges better enforcement of “current...

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From nut allergies to gluten, Jewish camps and schools struggle with dietary limitations

June 27, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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No one goes to summer camp for the food. And school lunches? Used to be fried mystery meat and a side of bogus mashed potatoes, if you were lucky.

But that was before the healthy eating movement — and allergies — changed how camps and...

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