Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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Nearly four months after the Obama campaign held an event at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elk­ins Park that drew some 1,200 people, the Republicans are taking their turn at the same venue. The July Obama program — which took place before presidential candidates were even officially nominated by their parties — featured Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee...
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Despite reports to the contrary, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition insists that the partisan organization has not given up on Pennsylvania — though it has clearly scaled back its plans to vie for Jewish votes here. It has been repeatedly report­ed over the past several weeks that the RJC had shifted $1.5 million intended for Pennsylvania to Ne­vada...
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Forget Super PACs. When it comes to political funding, Jewish "bundlers" dominate the scene in the Philadelphia area.
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Inspired by architects who constructed non-conventional sukkahs in New York, the University of Pennsylvania's "Sukkathon 2012" encouraged students to come up with their own creative themes as they built 10 of the holiday structures around campus.
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HIAS Pennsylvania has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of immigration, to create a network of English and citizenship classes. These courses will serve a number of Philadelphia neighborhoods that are home to a high concentration of immigrants. The grant — the only one awarded to a Pennsylvania group...
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