Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
"We all share a common past, and a common hope for the future," declares Itka Zygmantowicz, a Northeast Philadelphia Holocaust survivor, who will join more than 300 local survivors in celebration of life at Café Europa, on Wednesday, May 6. This fourth annual event is free and open to all Holocaust survivors in the Greater Philadelphia area. The program, which...
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Philadelphia's memorial ceremony for the 6 million represents a time to remember and retell
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Arie Shnaper is a self-described "Holocaust activist." He was one of the founding members of the United Partisan Organization (UPO), a group of Jewish residents in the Vilna ghetto who were committed to meeting three objectives. "We vowed to obtain arms; to wage acts of sabotage against the Germans whenever possible; and, most importantly, to resist when the Germans began...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Sunday, April 19, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah of Old York Road will do what the Jewish community has always done in tough times -- draw closer together, reach out to one another and connect with the larger community. In response to the current recession, the Kehillah will present a free resource fair, themed "Offering a Hand...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Politz Hebrew Academy is more than a school, it's like a family, according to parent and PTO president Dolly Orbach. "Children at the school feel loved and cared for," she says. And she should know: The Orbachs' children, Mattan and Tal, attend the elementary school. Politz is a 25-year-old Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, where general studies and Judaic...
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Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me -- while having fun!" declared the 14-year-old, who attended the Jewish overnight camp thanks to a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program. Designed to attract new campers to this important Jewish identity-building tool, it is a...
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