Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
With its groundbreaking just about two weeks away, the National Museum of American Jewish History has reached an impressive milestone: It's raised $100 million of the $150 million needed to construct a new 100,000-square-foot home on Independence Mall. Said George M. Ross, the museum's capital-campaign chairman: "It says a lot for this project to have raised" that much. "I've spoken...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
As a congregational rabbi, Peter Rigler of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park admitted that he doesn't get too many opportunities to talk one on one with teens about Judaism. Those conversations, he said, tend to evolve in settings that are somewhat out of the ordinary -- like wandering through an old Jewish neighborhood in the Czech Republic, for...
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With hardly a cloud in the bright blue sky, sunlight filled yet another gorgeous day in Irvine, Calif. Usually, visitors to this near-perfect spot take a walk on the beach or a dip in the pool, reveling in any and all of the natural beauty that can be soaked in. However, on Aug. 16, a considerable crowd of people from...
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Homeless children in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties will start the year off right with the help of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania's "Stuff the Bus" project, geared to collect school supplies through Sept. 4. For more information, visit: uwsepa.org/stuffthebus.
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For Bethany Bier, the challenges facing Israel are one of the main reasons that she's packing up her life here and moving to the Jewish state. "There, things are tough," she said. "Life is not usually easy for most people, but I think that makes people more in touch with themselves." At the beginning of September, the 22-year-old will board...
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