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Labor Charges Dismissed Against Union-Breaking Philly Day School

08/27/2014
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The National Labor Relations Board dismissed charges against a Philadelphia Jewish day school that stopped recognizing its teachers union.

Multicultural Ties That Bind In Missouri

In shadow of Ferguson, group builds relationships across racial and cultural lines.

08/26/2014
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On the evening of Aug. 12, after two consecutive nights of clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., Mikal Smith rose to address a community meeting in the neighboring city of Florissant.

Cultural Leadership alumni, discussing ways to facilitate productive conversations about the Michael Brown shooting.

Sarah Silverman Wins Emmy, Thanks Her Jews

08/26/2014
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Los Angeles — Comedian Sarah Silverman broke out a Jewish joke as she took home a trophy at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Nicky Hilton To Wed James Rothschild

Exactly how Jewish is the heir to the Rothschild billions?

08/25/2014
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It’s a match made in Jewish paparazzi heaven.

29-year-old hotel heiress Nicky Hilton is set to wed James Rothschild, scion and direct heir of the wealthy Jewish banking family.  The couple got engaged last weekend during a romantic boating trip, according to People magazine.

29-year-old hotel heiress Nicky Hilton is set to wed James Rothschild. Courtesy of gossipcafe.com.

Schechter Network Partnering With Montessori Group

08/21/2014
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The Conservative movement’s Schechter Day School Network and the Jewish Montessori Society have announced a strategic partnership.

Under the new arrangement, the two North American Jewish day school associations will share some programming and resources.

Philadelphia Synagogue’s Historian Found Dead In Home

08/20/2014
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A Philadelphia man who served as his synagogue’s informal historian was found beaten to death in his home.

Sophie Masloff, Pittsburgh’s First Jewish Mayor, Dies At 96

08/19/2014
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Sophie Masloff, the first Jewish mayor of Pittsburgh as well as the first female to lead the city, has died.

Al-Qaida Threat: U.S. Must Act Or Warren Weinstein Will Die

08/18/2014
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Al-Qaida called on the family of captive U.S. government contractor Warren Weinstein to pressure the U.S. government to negotiate his release or risk his “dying a lonely death.”

Extreme Parenting, Jewish Style

From 'eco-kashrut' to the withholding of breakfast, two Jewish families' parenting styles make for juicy reality TV fodder.

08/18/2014
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Molly Goldberg they ain’t.

Meet the eco-kosher Adlers, of Westchester. Via BravoTV.com
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For ex-WNBA chief Donna Orender, NBA breakthrough for women a show of respect

08/15/2014
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As a former WNBA president who played in what is considered the first U.S. professional basketball league for women, Donna Orender has been eager for a trailblazing female to join the National Basketball Association in a prominent role.

So she was plenty pleased last week when the world champion San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon, a point guard with the WNBA’s Stars of the Texas city, as a paid assistant coach – a first in NBA history.

Donna Orender says she was “always waiting” for a woman to be hired for a prominent role in the NBA.
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