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Tag: Hebrew School
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March 3, 2011 | 10:21 am
Please tell me how can anyone get ahead in this world, financially that is? I should rephrase: how can an average person with children get a head in this world?
I sit here pondering that question while staring at the Orthodontic Invoice for my fifth-grader’s teeth! Three...
July 9, 2008 | 9:11 pm
January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pmMy bat mitzvah was an unmitigated disaster.
I'd hoped the guests would be as taken as I was with my dress, first high heels and the orange and yellow petit fours at the Kiddush.
But instead, they were left with an altogether different image when I fell while parading the Torah scroll...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Daniel Handler looks like a character in one of his own "Lemony Snicket" novels. At a breakfast interview with The Journal at a New York café, he wears a pinstriped suit with a handkerchief in the pocket -- reminiscent of something the bumbling Mr. Poe might wear when he...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Years ago, Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom would run up and down the Hebrew school carpool line handing out cassette tapes of his and Rabbi Harold Schulweis' sermons.
"If you're not going to come inside, at least listen to this," he'd tell parents.
September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Miss Smith, my third-grade teacher at Vollentine Grammar School, stood facing the class with her arm around my shoulders. She was a large woman the size of two or three of today's fashion models, with gray hair pulled back from a ruddy, round face. All I knew of her personal life was...
November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
If you thought Hebrew school was just for bar and bat mitzvah students, think again. This fall, tens of thousands of Jews around the United States and Canada are learning to read and write Hebrew through Read Hebrew America/Canada. The campaign, which is made possible by the National...
March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm
June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm
March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmSharon Ann Dror, born deaf, didn't enjoy seders with her hearing family while growing up in a traditional Jewish home in Santa Monica. She could read lips, but she couldn't see peoples' faces as they read from behind their Haggadot.
"I felt frustrated and bored," recalls the...
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