Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775
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Main Line moms Shelley Marine and Karen Cooke, longtime friends and fellow Hadassah fundraisers, made a habit of helping friends whenever death claimed a loved one -- a task that unfortunately became more common as they grew older. It wasn't until Marine lost her first parent eight years ago that she realized just how painful planning a shiva could be...
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U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who serves at the helm of the Democratic National Committee and is considered President Barack Obama's most prominent Jewish surrogate, is slated to stump for the president at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park next week. Also slated to speak locally on July 16 are U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, the Pennsylvania...
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A hospital merger isn't the kind of issue that usually draws the ire of the Jewish community. Yet the news in late June that Abington Health plans to merge with the Holy Redeemer Health System, and cease performing abortions as a result of the agreement, has sparked outrage among rabbis and has appeared to unite much of the Old York...
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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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Lynn B. Edelman and Paige Guber Jewish Federation Feature
"Love thy neighbor" is a basic tenet of our Judeo-Christian tradition. When individuals learn to work, live and grow together, it enables them to reconcile their differences. This is the premise behind the Galilee Youth Circus, a program that brings together Jewish and Arab young people, ages 6 to 18, for after-school programs in acrobatics and circus arts. These young...
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