Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
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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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Fredda Sacharow
Rabbi Philip Warmflash In nearly 20 years in Philadelphia, Rabbi Philip Warmflash has seen Jewish organizations spring up and flourish, only to fade away. Or merge. Or be reborn with a new name, and a new purpose. The longtime communal worker doesn’t lament the changes. He welcomes them. “I’m starting to hear more people say we have great things here,...
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Jonathan D. Sarna, JE Feature
The news that George Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport will be displayed this summer at the National Museum of American Jewish History calls to mind the relationship of Jews to another American president: Ulysses S. Grant.
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Fredda Sacharow
Ernest M. Kahn After nearly two decades of trying, Ernest Kahn still hasn’t mastered this retirement thing. “When it comes to retirement, you are the biggest incompetent I know,” his friend Rabbi David Teutsch tells him, only half-joking. It’s not for lack of trying, Kahn, 86, says in his office at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, where every Tuesday...
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Fredda Sacharow
Emblazoned in neon on the side of a bridge spanning the Delaware, just upriver from Center City, is the slogan, “Trenton Makes, the World Takes." Tweaked a bit, the phrase aptly defines the last 125 years in Jewish institutional and organizational life: “Philadelphia Leads, the World Heeds.”
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