Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Aaron Passman and Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Talk about a fall frenzy. At Jewish institutions, in individual homes and in public spaces, Jews across greater Philadelphia gave back like it was going out of style on Nov. 1, doing their best to put the mania in Mitzvah Mania. How much mania are we talkin' about here? Well, there's the 4,000 pints of soup made for the hungry...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Howard Reed owns a small piece of American-Jewish history. Family lore has it that his maternal grandmother, Rebecca Steiner, was the first woman to graduate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy -- itself the first such institution in North America -- circa 1900. Now Reed, a retired postal clerk, is writing his own chapter in his people's history as the National...
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While it's pretty hard to miss Beth Sholom Congregation's striking edifice as you drive past it on Old York Road in Elkins Park, it hasn't always been that easy to tour the inside of the only synagogue ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Up until now, taking a tour meant calling ahead and making an appointment. But that's...
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Organizers of an Oct. 28 Center City networking event for Jewish and African-American young professionals fretted over whether anyone would show up; the start time was just hours before the first pitch of the World Series. In the end, more than 200 people packed into Restaurant 13 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, swapping business cards and sipping drinks. The hobnobbing...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
To hear the residents of Brith Sholom House tell it, Saturdays are usually a fairly quiet affair at the senior living center on Conshohocken Avenue in Philadelphia. This past Saturday, however, was a bit livelier. Not because of Halloween -- that attracts a much younger crowd -- but because of the eight women who celebrated their adult Bat Mitzvah ceremonies...
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