Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775
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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As the Jews moved out of the ghetto, their buinesses followed them to Center City and other pockets of the city.
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Jewish businesses sprouted up downtown and uptown; and, without knowing it, a number of entrepreneurs were establishing the basis for longstanding retail presences in the city.
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Stephen Seplow
Ross Berkowitz Ross Berkowitz has made a career of creating opportunities for local Jews. Over the past nine years, he has overseen the dramatic expansion of a young professionals group, started an annual citywide “learningfest,” launched a social entrepreneur fellowship and folded all these programs into the nonprofit Tribe 12. Housed on the second floor of the Gershman Y, Tribe...
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By:
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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