Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
In acknowledging Green Valley Country Club's presentation of its 2005 Community Achievement Award to him last week, Ronald Krancer responded in the straightforward manner he is known for among family, friends and colleagues: "I'm proud to be involved in charities, and I do it with an open heart and good will." In the presentation to Krancer for his "dedication to...
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Yehoshua Halevi, JE Feature
Dr. Chaim Peri has 500 children - and a hug and a kind word for each one, every day. The longtime director of Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village, Peri believes all of his children can be great. And he never tires of telling them so. Nestled among the pine trees on a hilltop of the Carmel Mountains just south of...
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Avivah Raziel, who helps bring life into the world as a neonatal nurse, was at work at Hadassah Hospital on Aug. 9, 2001, when she heard that a suicide bomber had struck a pizza place in the heart of Jerusalem, claiming 15 lives. "My first thought was there must have been many young people there," explained Raziel, 52, who between...
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Temple Brith Kodesh renovated a duplex on Frontenac and Wellington streets in Northeast Philadelphia 50 years ago, taking what was just a house and converting it into a synagogue. Over the course of a summer all those years ago, members volunteered their time to design a sanctuary, build an office for the rabbi and create classrooms where the children could...
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Hoping, quite literally, for some kind of miracle, Jeff Landsman slipped a desperately scrawled note into a crevice in the Western Wall. On his first visit to Israel five years ago, the married father of two teenagers asked God for the strength to come out to the world as a gay man. "Everything I knew was unraveling faster than I...
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