Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
According to directors of area Jewish camps, this summer has so far been much like any other: a mix of outdoor activities during the day, roaring campfires at night, and a hefty dose of Jewish life and learning woven in-between. But there's been one key difference this season: Despite having taken extensive precautions to ensure the health of campers, a...
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Meryl Harrison Joblin
FIRST PERSON It was my father who entered me in the "Farrah Fawcett Look-Alike Contest." But it was me who paraded around the Phillies baseball diamond with thousands of other young blondish women sporting skimpy outfits and flowing manes. It was the summer of 1977, and I was 25, with a 1-year-old son in a stroller wheeled by my husband,...
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Rabbi Ira F. Stone can cite one reason why Conservative congregations have been losing ground to their Reform and Reconstructionist counterparts: Many people perceive them as less open to intermarried families. Stone, the religious leader of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City, believes that Conservative shuls need to become more welcoming not only because it's the right thing to...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
The temperature on the morning of June 28 hovered just below 80°, but that wasn't the number B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp staffers were interested in. As children from across the Philadelphia region gathered in the parking lot of the Plymouth Meeting Mall to board the one bus headed to the Poconos camp, the eager youngsters were met by camp officials...
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Fredda Sacharow, Jewish Exponent Feature
Proceed, but with caution. That seems to be the ticket for vacationers in this summer of our financial discontent. "In the past, we haven't had to think very much about budget when we talked about travel. We just kind of decided where we wanted to go, got out The New York Times travel section and went from there. This year,...
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