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Eye on Ai

Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate...

Devoted to Day Camp

When Willow Grove Day Camp opened in 1955, founder Howie Zeitz estimated that practically every camper was Jewish.Even today, Zeitz estimates that up to...
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Political Fireworks at Local Synagogue

For U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, the toughest question of the evening came at the end: Why...
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Philadelphia Legend Joe Smukler Dies

Before he died, when he knew his end was drawing near, Joseph Smukler told his rabbi that he wanted lots of people to attend...

From Matchmaking to Cookbooks: Another Crew of Innovators

  Last fall, Tribe 12 selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social enterpreneurs." Since then, one dropped out. Here are brief descriptions...
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Reflecting on Central High

  Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt.With students...
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Starting-Up Leaders

  From an educational standpoint, Sara Landman's first start-up could be deemed a success. Over the past academic year, 10 families participated in the free...

Swastika Banner Riles Beachgoers

  June 27, 2012 - Deborah Hirsch, Jewish Exponent StaffDespite purportedly good intentions, a banner bearing a swastika embedded in a star of David that was flown...
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Visit to Israeli Site Opens His Eyes

 Jewish Federation has always received a lot of attention at my family dinners. No conversation between my mother, campaign vice chair Ellyn Golder Saft,...
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Netting Goals for Israeli Lacrosse

The six ponytailed young women in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park tossed balls back and forth as they ran down the field, catching and cradling...