Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
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When Gelt Financial Corporation -- a commercial lender founded by Northeast Philadelphia native Jack Miller -- purchased a small bank in 2006, it did so in the hopes of implementing a specific business model. According to Miller, the plan involved turning the Public Savings Bank -- founded in the 1920s in Willow Groove -- into a virtual bank. The idea...
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Walter I. Hofman first ran for the position of Montgomery County coroner 30 years ago as a Democrat in what was then solid GOP territory. There should be little surprise that he came up short. But in 2007, Hofman -- husband of Jewish Exponent food editor Ethel G. Hofman -- ran again on the Democratic ticket and won. On Jan...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Kolot: The Center for Jewish Women's and Gender Studies of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote received a grant that will allow the organization to continue offering its courses and programming in Judaism, and in gender and feminist theory, to rabbinical students and the community alike, noted its director, Lori Hope Lefkovitz. She explained that a $75,000 grant from the...
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In what divestment advocates hail as an important first step in an effort to use Pennsylvania's economic leverage against rogue regimes like Iran and Sudan, the Pennsylvania Treasurer's office announced a significant overhaul of its guidelines, as well as its first terror-related divestment action. According to the newly revised investment guidelines, "the unconventional threats that confront companies in terror states...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After fire ravaged a preschool classroom at Germantown Jewish Centre and left significant smoke damage in nearby rooms, law-enforcement officials have officially ruled the incident an arson. Nobody was hurt by the fire that broke out at the Mount Airy synagogue around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18., shortly before preschool started. Investigators have determined the cause of the fire...
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