Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
Celebrating Israel in style
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While the Philadelphia Jewish Community has a long tradition of celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day - the event's scope and participation has grown exponentially since its first anniversary was celebrated locally at the Broadwood Hotel in 1949. An article in the May 6, 1949 Jewish Exponent noted that it was attended by Jewish leaders such as Samuel Daroff,...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Some American Jewish youth choose the spiritual path of traveling to Israel to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Alex Kleiman found his path on a United Jewish Communities' family mission to Israel in August 2005. After visiting an Ethiopian absorption center, he became so deeply moved that he created a Bar Mitzvah project to help Ethiopian Jews. On Saturday,...
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Mildred Lasch, 93, of Philadelphia, died April 12. Born Mildred Goldberg, she was a life-long resident of the Philadelphia area. She was married for almost 60 years to Louis Lasch, who died in 1995. Devoted to her family, Lasch is remembered for her elegance, grace and generosity. She is also recalled by her family as a winning golfer at Meadowlands...
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"Israel in Our Hearts," the 58th-anniversary celebration of the country's independence, "will be an outstanding day that will show Jews and non-Jews in the Philadelphia area and everywhere - as well as the media - how passionate the Jews of Philadelphia are about Israel and how much we care," said Jeff Perlman, co-chair of the event with Cindy Smukler Dorani...
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Lauren Pound Sommer, JF Feature
It can be nerve-wracking to meet family expectations when you're making Bubbie's famous soup for a holiday dinner. But what if you're trying to meet the exacting standards of … Georges Perrier?! About 20 entrants in the "Jewish Mama Soup-a-Rama" citywide taste-off finals will face such high stakes on Sunday, May 7, as the famed Le Bec-Fin restaurateur joins Cary...
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