Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775
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Jared Shelly,JE Feature
When applying for her passport in the Soviet Union, Marina Volin had a decision to make: Did she want to be registered as Jewish? Since her father was Jewish but her mother was not, Volin could have gotten off easy, and marked her nationality as Russian - the Soviet government regarded being Jewish as a national distinction, not a religious...
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Jared Shelley- JE Feature
For 15-year-old Sara Zebovitz, taking time out on a sunny and pleasant Sunday afternoon to sell lemon-bread loaf, chocolate-peanut butter chow-mein chunks and an assortment of other goodies was well worth it. She and other members of the Habonim Dror Camp Galil in Bucks County sold their treats on Dec. 11 at the Acme in Bryn Mawr. Their effort was...
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Society Photo Gallery
Dishy news on fashion plates: Karen Daroff, prexy of the internationally renowned Daroff Design Inc., hosted the reception when her longtime friend Italian artist-designer Gaetano Pesce received the Design Excellence Award for lifetime achievement, courtesy of Collab, an amalgam of design professionals with liaisons to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Descendants of Harry Cohen know the family's patriarch hailed from Lithuania and entered the United States via Canada. They also know that he settled in Philadelphia in 1908, before moving two years later to Neshaminy in nearby Bucks County. Once there, the tailor-cum-farmer set up a small congregation, first davening in his home and then building a structure. Information about...
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Standing alongside his "Ark," painter/sculptor Tobi Kahn (left) engages in a conversation with Jim Caplan, one of the backers of "AVODA: Objects of the Spirit," an exhibit of the artist's creation of Jewish ceremonial works, now on display through Jan. 15 at the Lawrence Gallery of Rosemont College.
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