Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
Did you know that the etrog -- the sweet-smelling symbol of Sukkot -- is the world's oldest citrus fruit? Were you aware that the existence of this fruit, otherwise known as the citron, pre-dates the Roman Empire, and was carried by Jewish settlers to their new homes throughout the Diaspora? Aliza Green, Philadelphia-based chef, food columnist and cookbook author, will...
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Norman P. Zarwin grew up in Philadelphia during the Great Depression. Synagogue membership and religious training were unaffordable for his family. However, his mother and father ingrained in him a deep appreciation for Jewish values, culture and tradition. "Being Jewish was always a part of my soul," he said. Likewise, Marlene grew up with similar traditions. Later, Norman's aunt and...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is taking a pro-active role in helping members of the Jewish community who are hard-hit by the economic downturn. Over the summer, Linda Roth, director of Federation's Jewish Information and Referral Service, has seen a 10 percent rise in telephone calls from people who need assistance locating and connecting to social services throughout the...
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The Greater Philadelphia Jewish community is partnering with United Jewish Communities to help recognize unsung heroes -- men and women of all ages who place the needs and concerns of others above their own. This exciting Jewish Community Heroes campaign launched earlier this month. People across North America are nominating heroes from their communities who best embody the principles of...
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Jewish Federation Feature
Eighteen members of the Satell Teen Fellowship for Leadership and Social Activism traveled to Israel this summer on an 11-day trip to enhance their Israel education and advocacy skills. In an atmosphere of camaraderie, teens explored social and political issues, in addition to the complex relationship between Israel, America and the Middle East. Mission participants blogged about their adventures to...
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