Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
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Meet Dena Herrin: a Hebrew school drop-out who married a practicing Catholic — and then went on to become president of one of the largest Reform congregations in Greater Philadelphia. Herrin laughs at the memory of convincing her dad to let her off the hook from religious school because she hated it “with an absolute passion.”
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Justin Sacharoff
Edith Rosen, a longtime resident of Elkins Park who is not afraid to call herself “the best,” celebrated her 106th birthday last week with her friends and family at Sunrise Senior Living in Abington. Surrounded by many of her friends, Rosen was treated to the tunes of decades past, sung by the two-person group known as Unforgettable. She’s always been...
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Laura Goldman
Philadelphia attorney Stev­en Cozen is continuing his nine-year quest to hold the Saudi Arabian government accountable for its alleged involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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One stands on a chair to deliver a re-enactment of the Scopes Trial to his history classes at a Jewish day school. Another breaks from teaching English to serve as a confidante for public high school students in crisis, even as he deals with his own battle with cancer. Both men will be among 20 teachers honored March 14 at...
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Bowling was never a favorite pastime, Marnie Markowitz says, watching with amusement as a group of friends groan after a teammate misses a chance at a spare. Still, she came to this trendy Northern Liberties alley several years ago to check out the Jewish bowling league her sister had emailed her about, figuring it would be a good way to...
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