Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775
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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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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By:
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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