Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774

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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How the community expresses its religious sentiments began to vary with the start of a new millennium.
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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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