Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Zoe Greenberg, a 15-year-old daughter of a rabbi set to enter her junior year of high school, has been recognized for her work in race relations. But it's actually the issue of class and economic equality that most interests the teenager, and largely what drove her to make a film exploring the subject from the perspective of her peers. "...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
After two successful summer programs during which area rabbis spoke on politics and bioethics, the Kehillah of Lower Merion decided to put a different brand of experts in front of the lectern throughout these warmer months: the people of the Philadelphia and Israeli communities. The result is "Israel at 60: Personal Stories," a series of talks that will feature local...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
erry Katz has been on several Hadassah trips to Israel, as well as missions through Israel Bonds, the American Society of the University of Haifa and Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. In fact, the Bala Cynwyd resident has been to Israel so many times, she said that she's actually lost count. Among all these, Katz, 69, described a recent...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Earlier this month, a dozen members of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park visited an old hidden synagogue in the Terezin concentration camp outside Prague. There, walking silently across the hallowed ground, the congregants began to memorialize the space in the best way they knew how: They sang. "We had to add our voices to the stilled voices of the...
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In addition to a new name, the school's also getting a new address
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has purchased a 35-acre campus, worth roughly $30 million, located in Delaware County's Radnor Township -- a move officials there hope will lead to the creation of a communal and educational hub for the Main Line, one modeled partly on the more than 20-year-old Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park. Akiba Hebrew Academy will...
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