Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

By:
Stephen Seplow
Ross Born Ross Born was, well, born to make and sell candy — lots of it. It wasn’t part of his original plan. He was in law school at Hofstra University when his father and uncle — who had taken over the Just Born candy company from Ross’s grandfather (and company founder) Sam and Sam’s two brothers-in-law — told Born...
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Images track the maturation of the community as a new century dawns.
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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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