Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's difficult for Dr. Daniel Bogen to describe what he was feeling about his Jewish heritage until recently. "Disconnected" is a word that seems applicable. "Curious" also applies. "There was a part of me that I just didn't know," said this soft-spoken, thoughtful M.D./Ph.D., who is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Growing...
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Asaf Romirowsky, JF Feature
The world recently marked a sad occasion -- the one-year anniversary of Hezbollah's invasion of Israel and its abduction of two Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev on Israel's northern border. Just a few weeks prior to the commission of this crime, another Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit was taken hostage by Hamas on the southern border of the Jewish...
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Alfred A. Gilbert, 87, a prominent real estate developer, investor and philanthropist, died March 11 at Hahnemann Hospital. He was a resident of Merion Station. Gilbert became interested in real estate when, as a young man, he collected rents for his father, who owned small properties in West Philadelphia. That led to employment with local realty companies, during which time...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
The following is the first in a series of articles about the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools program. An estimated 80 percent of Jewish children receive their formal religious training through a synagogue supplemental school. For many of these youngsters, research has revealed what their parents have known for years -- that the experience inside the classroom has been less...
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Leslie Feldman, JF Feature
On Thursday, April 12, Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will hold its second-annual "Live It Up!" gala to celebrate Jewish women and recognize the importance of women's support to the Jewish community. Women's Philanthropy builds ties among Jewish women in the community through education, opportunities for leadership and giving strategies. It reaches out to women to...
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