Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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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By:
Fredda Sacharow
I f you were a Jew in Philadelphia during the latter half of the 19th century, one of an estimated 12,000 members of the tribe, your synagogue of choice was either a Reform or an Orthodox congregation. The Conservative and Reconstructionist movements, the independent minyanim, the popularity of the do-it-yourself brand of chavurot — all remained in the near or...
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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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Giving is another cornerstone of Jewish life, and Philadelphians have made a difference for more than 100 years by assisting others with their time and money.
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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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