Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, a venerable institution that has played a key role in the lives of generations of Philadelphians, is in the final stages of splitting up, leaving each branch in business for itself. Last week, the decentralization process cleared a key legal hurdle when the Pennsylvania state attorney general, who oversees the breakup of charitable...
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For nearly two decades, intermarriage has been viewed as the greatest threat to Jewish survival and continuity in America. Coming up with ways to reverse the intermarriage trend has been one of the driving forces of recent organized Jewish life. But at a national conference of outreach professionals held last week in Philadelphia, Rabbi Irwin Kula -- a nationally known...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Jonathan and his wife have lived overseas for more than a decade. But now that they have young children, they are considering moving back to the United States and particularly looking closely at Austin, Texas, as a place to call home. That's where Lisa Apfelberg comes in. As director of outreach and engagement for the Jewish Community Association of Austin,...
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Susan Henick, Jewish Exponent Feature
The call came one night a few months ago: "How do I attach a photo to an e-mail?" my dad asked. I began to explain what's needed, but soon advised him to wait until I or one of his other children visited his New York apartment to show him how it works. "Why not send the print?" I asked, as...
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Jerry Sorkin has never shied away from the hot spots of the world. Which is why it was not surprising to find the former local rug dealer in Iran this week, with a front-row seat for the Islamic nation's elections and its tumultuous aftermath. For years, Sorkin sought his wares in the remotest corners of the world, traveling throughout the...
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