Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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The staff of the Jewish Exponent has earned nine more awards as two city press associations named their picks for the best journalism published in 2010. Most notably, the Exponent won best overall weekly coverage from the Philadelphia Press Association, the same distinction the paper has secured for the past two years in the statewide competition run by the Keystone...
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Imagine a synagogue with no ladies' or men's rooms, just bathrooms; or a class of 6th graders preparing for "chag" mitzvah ceremonies instead of Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. These were just a few of the ideas that 39 education directors, rabbis and other Jewish leaders brainstormed during a recent seminar aimed at building a more inclusive Jewish community for lesbian,...
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While many of Max Gering's friends this week headed off to the Poconos and beyond to make up bunk beds next to old friends, the soon-to-be senior at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy flew to Ghana with a group of 15 strangers.
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The winners of the 38th Annual Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition were recognized for their distinctive expressions of two- and three-dimensional art, poetry, prose, music, multi-media and dance during a recent reception at the Moore College of Art and Design. More than 400 7-12th-grade students from public, private and parochial schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia area participated in the competition,...
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The windows of a Wynnefield mansion-turned-Orthodox shul were boarded up Wednesday after an early morning electrical fire damaged the upstairs. Congregation Raim Ahuvim president Marvin Gornish said he wasn't sure what would happen to the building because the dwindling membership had already left them with insufficient funds to carry fire insurance. Fire companies were dispatched to the building on the...
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