Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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Celebrate the beginning of a new era for students, faculty and alumnus of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy as the school, formerly known as Akiba Hebrew Academy, moves to its new home on the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Radnor Campus, 272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr. Head of School Dr. Steven M. Brown invites the community...
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VAAD/Board of Rabbis Joins Federation in Fight of Hunger
Rabbi Ira Stone, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City, Philadelphia, serves as president of the VAAD/Board of Rabbis and is appealing to his colleagues throughout the Greater Philadelphia area to encourage their congregants to fully support Federation's Jewish Community Hunger Relief Campaign. "As we begin to prepare for High Holiday services, I call upon each and...
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Lynn Edelman
If 2-year-old Mason Tammaro ruled the world, he would celebrate the Jewish New Year all year long. "His favorite book in the PJ Library series is a Rosh Hashanah-themed 'lift the flap' selection with lots of pictures about apples and honey," said mom Remi Tammaro. Tammaro, an elementary-school teacher who is currently at home with Mason, his 4-year-old big sister...
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Lynn Edelman
Federation's Women's Philanthropy initiative recently sponsored two successful programs. Fifty women gathered at Boyd's Center City Philadelphia store on March 12 for an evening of cocktails, conversations and a presentation by Ruth Andrew Ellenson, author of The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt . During the event, chaired by Paula Glazer and Cari Lasdon, each woman was personally thanked for...
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