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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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Local organizations promote Israeli goods to counter boycott: ‘Buy Israeli Goods’ day set

March 20, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

In the face of an international campaign designating March 30 as a day to boycott Israeli products, national and local Jewish organizations are organizing supporters to fight back with their wallets.

Pro-Israel and Jewish groups in the United...

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Interfaith teens to discuss their identity: Leaders plan to listen, not lecture

March 13, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Felicia Sparozic gets presents for both Chanukah and Christmas. While she says “I make out pretty well,” at times she wishes she could talk with other teenagers about being between worlds.

“My mom’s Jewish and my dad...

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Rutgers Event Links Israel, Apartheid: Hillel Fires Back With Facts, Testimonials From Ethiopian, Arab, and Gay Israelis

March 13, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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An event last week comparing Israel’s treatment of its Arab citizens to South Africa’s treatment of blacks under apartheid marked the latest in a series of anti-Israel programs at Rutgers University that some local Jewish leaders...

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Yachad Conference Draws 200 Attendees: Experts and Parents Help Special-Needs kids — And Each Other

March 8, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Laurie Minchenberg of Passaic wanted advice and information about how her eldest son, Tuvia, 11, who has special needs, could become a bar mitzvah. But she wasn’t sure how to broach the subject with her synagogue leadership.

Anne Rand of...

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Pols Support Renewal of Lautenberg Amendment

February 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Numerous Jewish organizations including the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society joined Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in calling for the U.S. House of Representatives to renew a provision that fast-tracks asylum for religious...

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