Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
While at his winter home in Coconut Creek, Fla., last year, Meyer Markowitz read a small article in the local Jewish paper, about a 14-year-old girl performing mitzvahs that inspired him to take up a new hobby with his newfound retired time. "I figured if a 14-year-old could do it, why should I not be able to do something comparable?"...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
When he attended the Elton John concert here in Philadelphia on July 4, Dan Bacine said he "was very moved" by the entertainer's statement about continuing his campaign against AIDS until the disease was eradicated, whether it was during his lifetime or accomplished by his foundation, which would continue his work after he was gone. "Most people don't have the...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
"If a group of highly educated Jews are assembled in a room and are asked to name two Shakespeare plays, the answer is readily supplied," said Jay Minkoff. "On the other hand, ask them who Maimonides or Rambam was, and the reply may not come so easily." This is not an uncommon scenario among adult Jews in Greater Philadelphia, said...
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For the past 23 years, the Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, has served young boys and girls as a home away from home. But after two decades in business, it's time for a little home improvement. Thanks to private contributions, the school is getting a $1.5 million face-lift that will create 11 additional classrooms, along...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Most people ease into getting involved in an organization, but not Michael Feist, a 29-year-old, single graduate student at Temple University. "I jumped right into the Renaissance Group," he stated, referring to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's organization for the 25- to 45-aged crowd. What led to such involvement? It started last summer, with a trip to Israel. Encouraged...
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