Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

Joe and Connie Smukler If you’ve been to a major Jewish communal event in Philadelphia over the past 40 years, chances are you’ve spotted Connie and Joe Smukler. Among the deans of the local Jewish establishment, they represent that rare combination of activism and philanthropy that keeps on giving. From Israel to Jewish identity-building to Holocaust educati on, the most...
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Fredda Sacharow
Miriam Steinberg-Egeth Growing up in a small upstate New York town an hour from Buffalo, N.Y., Miriam Steinberg-Egeth keenly felt the isolation of being a Jew in a non-Jewish world. She yearned to be part of a community. Now, the 31-year-old spends her professional life creating that community for the next generation. As director of the Graduate Student Network of...
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Stephen Seplow
W ith about $50 million in deposits and 135,000 customers, Bankers Trust was Philadelphia’s 10th-largest bank in the fall of 1930, a year after the Great Depression started. That’s when anxious depositors began withdrawing money — and they didn’t stop until it escalated into a full-scale run that amounted to $17 million worth of withdrawals by Friday, Dec. 19. The...
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Madison Stern Not just anybody gets a “mazel tov” from the president of the United States. This somebody is Madison Stern, a 16-year-old from Voorhees, N.J., who received a President’s Volunteer Service Award this past March. The award, presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, recognizes teenagers who have performed outstanding volunteerism. Stern certainly fits the bill: In...
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? "I remember when the only produce available all winter were onions, potatoes, and cabbage," my grandmother once said. "We couldn't wait until summer when lettuce and tomatoes showed up." She was not talking about the Old Country but upstate New York, where she lived until 1974. Unwittingly she was a locavore, someone who consumed locally grown food, instead...
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