Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
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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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Four local institutions have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to be used for facility upgrades designed to deter and detect potential terrorist attacks. Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Malvern, Chabad Lubavitch of the Main Line in Merion Station, Congregation Mikveh Israel in Old City and the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia were...
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Twelve-year-old Jacob Resnick sat in a stately armchair in the lobby of the Sheraton Society Hill, contemplating the animation he just created on his laptop. This wouldn't seem unusual, if not for the fact that pretty much every kid meandering through the hotel seemed more absorbed in electronic devices than swimming pools or sightseeing. In fact, 275 kids, teens and...
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St. Peter's Church, a historic Old City Episcopalian congregation that celebrated its 250th anniversary last year, is currently holding services at Society Hill Synagogue. Church leaders had long known that the building's roof would need replacement but when structural engineers discovered that the support beams were also compromised, they made the decision to exit the building temporarily. After hearing of...
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