Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Zoe Greenberg, a 15-year-old daughter of a rabbi set to enter her junior year of high school, has been recognized for her work in race relations. But it's actually the issue of class and economic equality that most interests the teenager, and largely what drove her to make a film exploring the subject from the perspective of her peers. "...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
After two successful summer programs during which area rabbis spoke on politics and bioethics, the Kehillah of Lower Merion decided to put a different brand of experts in front of the lectern throughout these warmer months: the people of the Philadelphia and Israeli communities. The result is "Israel at 60: Personal Stories," a series of talks that will feature local...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
erry Katz has been on several Hadassah trips to Israel, as well as missions through Israel Bonds, the American Society of the University of Haifa and Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. In fact, the Bala Cynwyd resident has been to Israel so many times, she said that she's actually lost count. Among all these, Katz, 69, described a recent...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Earlier this month, a dozen members of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park visited an old hidden synagogue in the Terezin concentration camp outside Prague. There, walking silently across the hallowed ground, the congregants began to memorialize the space in the best way they knew how: They sang. "We had to add our voices to the stilled voices of the...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Blue-and-white balloons lined the room as individuals from throughout the Philadelphia area prepared to take a momentous journey-- not just traveling to the Jewish state, but making it their new home. To help them on their way, the Jewish Agency for Israel held a farewell reception that included giving these new olim an orientation on how to proceed on this...
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