Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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Allen Apter considers the Barrer Arts Center in Israel's Ma'alot Tarshicha community to be his "baby." Like any proud parent, Apter and his wife, Helene have been there since the project's birth some 30 years ago, and have supported the center through every stage of its development as the cultural heart of Israel's only Jewish-Arab municipality. The center was one...
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Jeri Zimmerman, director of Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas, recently returned from a visit to Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities of Netivot and Sedot Negev. Zimmerman wanted to see firsthand how area residents -- many of whom are living in the direct line of attack from Kassam missiles -- are coping with escalating violence. While riding in a Jeep with...
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Click on Google, or any of the other search engines on the Web, and you'll receive a plethora of responses to your request for information on Jewish organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area. To find out which organization offers the program or service that best meets your needs, you'll ultimately have to talk to a human being. The Jewish Information...
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"Praying With Lior," a film that documents Lior Liebling's Jewish journey, opened to solid ticket sales last weekend at the Bala Theatre in Bala Cynwyd. Due to the strong turnout at its Philadelphia-area premiere, the film has been extended on a full schedule at the Bala through March 27. Lior, who has Down syndrome, is the son of Rabbi Mordechai...
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If Jewish voters could be defined by a color, would they be red or blue? During the 2000 presidential elections, political pundits used red to designate those states leaning towards the Republican ticket and blue for those states expected to vote Democratic. During the 2004 elections, the definition was expanded to differentiate between those states perceived as liberal -- or...
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