Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
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The cuts in Gov. Tom Corbett's recently passed $27.3 billion state budget were not as steep as initially feared, but many Jewish agencies say the reductions will still hamper their ability to serve vulnerable populations. "This is the most severe budget we've seen in a long time," said Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, which lobbies on...
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All Philadelphia-area members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed onto a non-binding resolution last week that threatens to curtail U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if the authority goes through with plans to pursue Palestinian statehood through the United Nations. The resolution stated that Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood unilaterally "will harm United States-Palestinian relations and will have serious...
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For nearly eight years, Ilana Krop Wilensik served as the executive director of the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey chapter of the American Jewish Committee. AJC is a 105 year-old organization focused on influencing policy and advocacy on Jewish issues. Last week, the Blue Bell resident stepped down from the post to become the new director of the Barn at Spring Brook...
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For the last 10 years of his life, George Ross poured himself into building a National Museum of American Jewish History in the thick of the city's historic Independence Mall. He lived just long enough to see his dream realized. The 77-year-old investment banker and philanthropist died from lung cancer in his Bryn Mawr home on July 8. He was,...
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Once upon a time a three-story home in Philadelphia's Navy Yard -- with views of the Delaware River and a few decommissioned naval vessels -- was home to officers in the United States Marine Corps. Now, that same house, with its spacious rooms of hardwood floors, sits largely empty -- save for one room filled with computers, a couple of...
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