Preschool Prep

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Even Before my son could take his first steps, I tortured myself about when to begin his scholastic journey. Initially, I was convinced that the earlier he started preschool, the better. I was delighted to learn that a nearby school had just begun a full-day program for 11⁄2-year-olds. However, after consulting the experts (read the… Read More

Peer Pressure Vs. True Friendship — Surviving Primary School

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eBooks; 88 pages With back-to-school comes the excitement, the joy and sometimes the heartbreak of the school social scene. “Peer Pressure Vs. True Friendship,” an award-winning eBook by Dr. Orly Katz, provides helpful hints, exercises and encouragement for children dealing with issues such as bullying and peer pressure in the age of Facebook. Dr. Katz,… Read More

Online Learning Center

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Educators are often looking for innovative ways to connect with their students — inside and outside of the classroom. A recently debut technology is making that possible. It’s educational and a lot of fun. Last year, Behrman House introduced its Online Learning Center to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. The OLC serves… Read More

B’More Healthy

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Recently, the country’s public-school menus received what many believe is a long overdue makeover. During the 2012 academic year, schools that participate in the USDA’s Child Nutrition Program have adapted new menus to follow the guidelines of first lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFK). In response to the high rates of childhood obesity,… Read More

Why Jewish Camp?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve spent nearly every summer at camp. I loved being a camper — the fun, the memories, the surprises and the friendships. I have loved every camp job I have ever held: counselor-in-training, junior counselor, senior counselor, sports counselor, drama counselor, unit leader, assistant director and director. But… Read More

Money counts … A Lot

Maayan Jaffe Mazal tov. You’re getting married. The whole world is wide open to you — but daddy’s wallet isn’t anymore. When it comes to finances, says Josh Hurewitz, counselor coordinator of Mesila, young couples are best off getting educated and starting out on the right foot. Mesila, an international Jewish nonprofit with a branch… Read More

Budget honeymoons offer plenty of romance

David Holzel So much planning and expense goes into a wedding that couples often find themselves busting their budget even before they start thinking about the honeymoon. There are still ways to enjoy a romantic escape without digging into the rent money. Here are seven suggestions for honeymooning on a limited budget.

Someone’s Old, Someone’s New …

Every bride imagines herself picture-perfect on her wedding day, but the perfect gown isn’t necessarily new By Lauren Robinson It’s a dream shared by mothers and daughters alike — passing a beloved wedding gown from one generation to the next. Alas, that dream doesn’t always come true. A wedding dress needs lots of TLC if… Read More