Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry is seeking funds to send up to four dental students for a short trip to Israel as part of a new partnership with the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine. In early December, both schools signed an agreement to promote academic progress, cultural enrichment and friendship by exchanging faculty and pre- and post-doctoral students,...
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The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is opening a new chapter in Philadelphia. Executive director Linda Grife, a social worker from Wyndmoor whose 21-year-old daughter joined the IDF after making aliyah three years ago, said the mission is to bring the local Jewish and Israeli community closer by raising awareness and support for the troops. The organization, founded 30...
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The e-mails started flying: Temple Students for Justice in Palestine was sponsoring a March 3 program featuring Mohammed Omer, a Palestinian journalist and fierce critic of Israel. The David Horowitz Philadelphia Freedom Center, a right-leaning group, was encouraging non-students to protest the event. In the end, only a handful of demonstrators showed up to a sparsely attended program, according to...
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For the better part of the academic year, Yair Cassuto and three fellow Israelis studying at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have devoted their free time to contacting hotels, restaurants, tourist sites and business leaders back home. No, they're not studying the intricacies of the tourism business, nor are they getting paid a cent for this work. Instead, they...
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The teacher grew up in a secular Jewish home in Liverpool, England, before embracing Jewish law and becoming an Orthodox rabbi. The student was raised in a Reform household in Connecticut, and disassociated himself from Judaism as a teen before toying with atheism and Buddhism. Now, he's trying to meld East and West, and is enrolled at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical...
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