Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775
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A small South Philadelphia shul that was nearly demolished by the city was selected to be one of the sites of an upcoming festival that stages cutting-edge art and music installations at historic places. Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel, a three-story, storefront shul on South 4 th Street founded by immigrants in 1909, was selected as one of nine sites hosting the...
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Local Jewish groups may not have been part of the full-court press directed at Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on gun control but they made their voices heard.
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Pennsylvania State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and State Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, neither of whom is Jewish, are trying to pass a law that would make Holocaust and genocide education mandatory for Pennsylvania students grades six through 12.
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U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s official announcement this week that she is running for governor puts her in the running to become Pennsylvania’s first female Jewish chief executive.
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A local attorney has refocused her efforts to helping refugee students navigate Philadelphia public schools and build a new life.
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