Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
Torah Academy defines itself as "not just a school, but a kehillah" -- an educational community within the larger Jewish community. The Orthodox day school in Wynnewood was founded in 1963; it serves boys and girls from nursery through eighth grade in the lower school, and young women in grades nine through 12 in the girls high school. The schools...
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Israel and Jewish studies are two of Harris Devor's greatest passions. "I have considered myself a Zionist since I was a kid," Devor says, noting that Israel's Six-Day War with Egypt, Jordan and Syria "motivated my life-long commitment to the safety and security of our Jewish homeland." Federation's Philadelphia Israel Scholars Program, which Devor chairs, presents a "golden opportunity" for...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the fourth article in a Federation series on area day schools. Support for Jewish education is a core priority of the Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Past articles and photos are posted on www.jewishphilly.org on the community page. Students at Stern Hebrew High School, the only Modern Orthodox high school in the Greater Philadelphia area, divide their day equally...
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Mark I. Solomon is passionate about his two decades of involvement with Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village that provides both a home and a future to 500 children and teens from all over the world. During his tenure on the board of the Friends of Yemin Orde -- a network of men and women who provide financial support and...
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With two major Jewish agencies in the area planning to merge, the question becomes: Will it be a perfect match or simply a marriage of convenience? Leaders of both the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Outreach Partnership -- currently situated in adjacent buildings on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park -- are certainly banking on...
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