Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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Marc Erlbaum In 2000, 30-year-old Marc Erlbaum stood in a BJ’s Wholesale Club and wondered what to buy. In the parking lot, a U-Haul truck waited for Erlbaum to fill it with food. “My plan,” Erlbaum says, “was to spend $50 on each family and deliver the food directly to their houses.” By working with Rabbi Menachem Schmidt of Chabad...
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Fredda Sacharow
Miriam Steinberg-Egeth Growing up in a small upstate New York town an hour from Buffalo, N.Y., Miriam Steinberg-Egeth keenly felt the isolation of being a Jew in a non-Jewish world. She yearned to be part of a community. Now, the 31-year-old spends her professional life creating that community for the next generation. As director of the Graduate Student Network of...
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Stephen Seplow
Ross Born Ross Born was, well, born to make and sell candy — lots of it. It wasn’t part of his original plan. He was in law school at Hofstra University when his father and uncle — who had taken over the Just Born candy company from Ross’s grandfather (and company founder) Sam and Sam’s two brothers-in-law — told Born...
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Giving is another cornerstone of Jewish life, and Philadelphians have made a difference for more than 100 years by assisting others with their time and money.
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View the Exponent's slideshow of a number of communal activities that took place during the course of the 20th century. This content was originally curated for a magazine commemorating the Jewish Exponent's 125th anniversary.
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