Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Daniella Slon, Jewish Federation Feature
Sarah Katuran is a sprightly 95-year-old woman with a smile that radiates. She gets around with the aid of a walker, uses an amplifier to improve her hearing and suffers from macular degeneration, making reading difficult. However, despite such challenges, Sarah made the trip to Center City Philadelphia on a recent Friday morning for a special reunion, and her excitement...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Foundation for Jewish Camp are surveying local families to find out what attracts or deters them from Jewish camp. The survey was emailed to about 3,000 area families who participate in PJ Library, a national initiative that mails free books with Jewish themes to young children. Brian Mono, director of the Federation's...
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St. Peter's Church, a historic Old City Episcopalian congregation that celebrated its 250th anniversary last year, is currently holding services at Society Hill Synagogue. Church leaders had long known that the building's roof would need replacement but when structural engineers discovered that the support beams were also compromised, they made the decision to exit the building temporarily. After hearing of...
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Twelve-year-old Jacob Resnick sat in a stately armchair in the lobby of the Sheraton Society Hill, contemplating the animation he just created on his laptop. This wouldn't seem unusual, if not for the fact that pretty much every kid meandering through the hotel seemed more absorbed in electronic devices than swimming pools or sightseeing. In fact, 275 kids, teens and...
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Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt. With students gone for the summer and just six weeks to go until his official retirement after 28 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most venerated public high schools, Pavel could be...
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