Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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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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Sidney Kimmel In 2001, in the middle of December, 40,000 Philadelphians flocked to the Avenue of the Arts for the grand opening of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. They wanted to see for themselves what many had criticized and mocked. What had Sidney Kimmel’s $35 million created on this nondescript piece of real estate in the heart of...
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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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Ellen Frankel From literature to opera, children to adults, Ellen Frankel is transmitting Jewish stories to a variety of audiences through a variety of creative genres. The 60-year-old is the award-winning author of 10 Jewish-themed books, including 4,000 Years of Jewish Lore, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols and the JPS Illustrated Jewish Children’s Bible, which won the 2009 National Jewish...
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Kathryn Levy Feldman
David Magerman The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches that there is “a time to reap and a time to sow.” For Gladwyne resident David Magerman, that lesson seemed especially relevant in 2004, when he began to question the meaning of his life. On the surface, it seemed like the 43-year-old had it all: a loving wife and two (of his now...
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