Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775
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Between raising two young boys in Merion Station and working as an organizational consultant, Lisa Kollisch Gottesman said she never had time to keep up her former involvement in choral singing. But at a friend's urging, last week she joined the Unity Choir, an annual collaboration of Zion Baptist Church, Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim and Beth Am Israel. Just...
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A number of Jewish groups are opposing a recent decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to reinstitute an "asset test" for those relying on food stamps -- meaning that many individuals with some money in the bank may no longer be eligible. In Pennsylvania, eligibility for the federal program -- now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...
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Chanukah may be over, but the dreidel counting continues. An official at the Guinness Book of World Records said it will take weeks to verfy whether a massive group of Conservative movement teens succeeded in their attempt to set a new dreidel-spinning record. Last week, the buzz of more than 800 students at the annual United Synagogue Youth international convention...
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Dozens of members of Lower Merion's Orthodox community traveled to New York on New Year's Day to rally in support of a local woman who has been trying for four years to obtain a get, a Jewish decree of divorce, from her ex-husband. The demonstration represented the latest public effort to call attention to the situation of Tamar Epstein of...
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Starting next year, Temple University students will likely no longer be able to major or minor in Hebrew. Though board members must officially approve the change, officials say budgetary concerns and low enrollments make it practically a done deal. While the school will continue to offer a four-semester sequence of Hebrew for those who want to take it as a...
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