Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775
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Jewish communal agencies in the Philadelphia area received a total of roughly $60 million this past year in state funds, according to officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. So, as the political wrangling over this year's budget gets under way -- a process expected to take months -- communal leaders and professionals are keeping an eye on Harrisburg,...
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Like the ancient Athenians during the golden age of early democracy, Harris Sokoloff, an associate professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania, places great faith in the power of dialogue and collective decision-making. "When people get together and you provide them with the opportunity to talk through something in a structured way, the result that emerges is often wiser...
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It's been seven years of real estate shopping, zoning-board hearings, fundraising and construction, but Lubavitch of the Main Line finally has a new home -- at one of the oldest spots in town. The General Wayne Inn, which once served as a pub for British redcoats and later as a post office founded by Benjamin Franklin, will now play host...
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And they're off! From schmoozing at dinners in Chestnut Hill and Roxborough to appearing at a town hall meeting at a Center City synagogue, then on to releasing policy papers on issues such as crime, health care and education via cyberspace, the five Democratic candidates for mayor of Philadelphia are out of the starting gate and racing toward the May...
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A new Torah scroll was completed recently for Chabad of Penn Wynne, with New York scribe Rabbi Gad Sebag in town to put the final letters on the document with the help of local residents. After the last letter was completed, the ink was allowed to dry before a procession took place, from the Kaiserman Branch of the Jewish Community...
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