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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...
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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...
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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...

Funders Team Up To Boost Day Schools

The Narberth-based Kohelet Foundation is teaming up with the national AVI CHAI Foundation to provide up to $3 million in matching funds in an...
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Slam Dunk of a Decision

Philadelphia lawyer or San Antonio warrior?In the jump ball that is life and careers, Glenn Fine of Melrose Park saw it as no contest...
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Two-Sided Budget

For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets.The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion...
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Jewish Museum Hosts a Camp Reunion, Including Very Own ‘Fire’

There were no marshmallows to roast, no mosquitoes to ward off and no heat emanating from the "fire." Still, a small group of young...
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In the Beginning

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Reform movement's ordination of the first female rabbi, the National Museum of American Jewish History last...
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A Refusenik’s Story of Never Giving In

Yosef Mendelevich's memoir Unbroken Spirit, which tells of his life and times as a refusenik in the Soviet Union, begins with a bang, both...
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Sign of the Times

Congregation Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El, a Conservative shul in Cheltenham for more than 50 years, is set to move to its new home at...