Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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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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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