Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been selected by Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life for participation in its "Small and Mighty" program, which seeks out elite liberal-arts institutions where Jewish life is on the rise. Dickinson's Hillel -- the only one chosen in Pennsylvania -- was among seven schools picked for inclusion this year; the others are Amherst/Smith...
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Miriam Moody is working on her pronunciation of the consonant-laden word "Dnepropetrovsk" -- the name of Ukraine's third-largest city. Moody, who graduated in May from the University of Rochester and grew up in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, has reason to bone up on her Russian. Next week, the 22-year-old is set to leave for a year in the...
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A program that paints the city in a colorful light sees a milestone
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
If you left Philadelphia 25 years ago and haven't had a chance to return, you might not recognize it today. Rather than City Hall being the tallest building, with William Penn towering above, a host of skyscrapers jut into the air; to the south, Veterans Stadium has been replaced by a pair of newer sports facilities; and many street corners...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
For decades, relatives and friends of the Altman family have been crowding into Temple Sinai in Dresher to celebrate weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and much more. But on Friday they came to mourn three members of the same family, the local victims of the Aug. 8 mid-air collision over the Hudson River in New York. The tragedy killed Douglas Altman and...
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Closing of local office sparks rethinking of URJ's links with congregations
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Two months after the Union for Reform Judaism closed its Philadelphia office -- along with 13 others across the country -- it's still far from clear what long-term impact the move will have on the region's congregations. "This is the beginning of a process and only time will tell how valid it is," said Rabbi Richard Address, who ran the...
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