Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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The Philadelphia Union's practice last week had been finished for more than 20 minutes, but rookie goalie Zac MacMath was still on the field, working to strengthen a shoulder that's been susceptible to injury.
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It started five years ago as a Ramah Day Camp project -- 400 square feet of land on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park, where campers could add hands-on gardening to their nature programs.
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For Rabbi Ira Budow, headmaster of the Abrams Hebrew Academy, the prisoner exchange leading to the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit served as the ultimate teachable moment.
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Mordechai Shinefeld | Je Feature
Protesters chanted, waved signs and marched around City Hall in downtown Philadelphia, a group of Jewish organizers staged an unusual approach to social activism: They davened the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service. Next to Emlen Etting's abstract "Phoenix Rising" sculpture, and beneath the watchful eyes of helmeted police officers patrolling the street above, some 100 worshipers gathered in a recessed...
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Members of Federation's Men's and Women's Cabinet opened their program year with an evening at the National Museum for American Jewish History. Cabinet members participate in monthly text studies with a local rabbinic educator; attend monthly dinners with leading scholars in the national Jewish community; and enjoy Shabbat celebrations with other cabinet families. Regional and national cabinet members also serve...
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