Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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Diane McManus, JE Feature
When young athletes come together, as they will for the Maccabi Games to be hosted by the Kaiserman JCC from Aug. 14 to 19, it is no surprise that they have trained hard, achieved goals and come to their events well prepared. Another reality of the games -- which will bring some 1,000 teenagers from across the country and the...
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The visitor center at Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park is looking for a few volunteers with the right stuff. The Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation needs docents to lead groups on tours of the only synagogue designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2007, the structure, meant to evoke Mount Sinai, was named a National Historic Landmark. In 2009,...
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Karen Wendkos
"Where else would I get to study Shakespeare in Yiddish?" wondered Fran Strickberger as she stood on the dining-room porch of the Poconos vacation retreat, her camp experience in full swing. "We had no idea what to expect," said Bill Malenbaum of Northeast Philadelphia. "We'd heard good things and decided to give it a try." His wife, Rita, was so...
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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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