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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...
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With Some Help, South Philly Mom Finds Her Way Back Home

Sarah Katuran is a sprightly 95-year-old woman with a smile that radiates. She gets around with the aid of a walker, uses an amplifier...
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Galilee Youth Circus Backflips Into Town

 "Love thy neighbor" is a basic tenet of our Judeo-Christian tradition. When individuals learn to work, live and grow together, it enables them to...

Four Local Institutions Receive Security Funds

Four local institutions have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to be used for facility upgrades designed to deter and...