Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
By the time the 20th century began to wane, Jews had moved into business realms that there ancestors had never even dreamed about.
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The groundwork was laid for religious life in the city at the start of the 20th century, as these photos attest.
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By:
Kathryn Levy Feldman
F rom generation to generation, Jews have always instructed their children about their religion and history. The three primary institutions where formal American Jewish education takes place — synagogue schools, Jewish day schools and colleges — all have their roots in Philadelphia. While not all of the original institutions are in existence today, their collective and individual histories reflect the...
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The reiligious life of Philadelphia and its environs expanded from mid-20th century on.
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By:
Kathryn Levy Feldman
Helene Z. Tigay Helene Tigay laughs when she says she has had an “internal Jewish compass since birth.” As the head of the community’s central educational agency for 20 years, her compass charted her on a course to become a pioneer in the field of supplemental Jewish education. Raised in a Conservative family in Buffalo, N.Y., Tigay says the significant...
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