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Congressman comes to Yavneh Academy: Rothman cautions students not to ‘walk through life with blinders on

April 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Before a sanctuary filled with seventh-graders at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ) placed his hands on either side of his face and pretended to be a horse.

“Most people walk through life with blinders on,”...

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The Fifth Son Project: Frisch schoolgirls seek help through song for Gilad Shalit

April 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

In the rush of day-today life, it is easy to forget Sgt. Gilad Shalit, reflects Michaela Elias, 16, of Teaneck.

“It’s very easy to dismiss his situation because it doesn’t have relevance in [one’s] daily life,” said Michaela. “To...

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Itamar’s mayor comes to Englewood, speaks of Fogel family: First-responder addresses students about massacre, settlement life

April 9, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith was in synagogue last month when he saw, he said on Tuesday, “three times, a white light” surrounding Udi Fogel, who was killed, along with four family members, the next day.

“Martyrs of Israel, those who give...

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Jacob Benaroya Sephardic Center to open Sunday: Ashkenazim and Sephardim separate and together at Cong. Ahavath Torah

April 9, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Twenty-eight years ago, there were only a few Sephardic families in Englewood. Albert Allen, a member of Cong. Ahavath Torah who had emigrated from Egypt, was concerned that the community’s children would grow up losing sight of unique...

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Rothman slams incitement, meets with missile defense machers

April 9, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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A congressional letter by Reps. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) and Steve Austria (R-Ohio) went out to President Obama last week urging him to press the Palestinian Authority to end “all … incitement” against Israelis and to return to the...

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TABC boys take grand prize in Yeshiva Science Olympiad: For second year, local yeshiva leads in applied and theoretical science contest

April 9, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Students from Torah Academy of Bergen County in Teaneck won first place in last month’s Yeshiva Science Olympiad, part of a national science competition designed to test students’ abilities in science, technology, and engineering. This is the...

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Teens channel energies into alternative energy: Students take on Siemens ‘We Can Change the World’

March 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Eliana Appelbaum, Ariella Appelbaum, Elana Forman, and Yakir Forman have channeled their energies into creating more energy.

The Appelbaum twins, both 16, and their friend Elana, also 16 — all sophomores at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School...

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Inside the Beltway: Oren, JWVets visit local pols in D.C.

March 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

The New Jersey Department of Jewish War Veterans made its annual visit to Capitol Hill earlier this month, where members of the group met with Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) to lobby for a Jewish chaplains’ memorial in Arlington National...

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Rep. Rothman to Obama: Press Abbas to end incitement, resume talks: J Street objects to legislators’ call for Palestinian accountability as one-sided

March 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) and Steve Austria (R-Ohio) are calling on President Obama to press Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to return to peace negotiations and to end anti-Israel incitement by the Palestinian Authority....

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HaZamir: Teenagers reach for heights in music and spirit: ‘Chai anniversary’ concert set for Lincoln Center

March 20, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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If Shachar Avraham had to give up something, it would not be HaZamir.

The 16-year-old junior at The Frisch School in Paramus has sung in HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir for four years. He says that not only is it a...

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