Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
If the idea helped raise money for the Wachovia Center -- home of the Philadelphia Flyers and the 76ers -- then why not use it to shore up a Jewish community center? That's exactly what motivated JCC Kaiserman director Farrell Borine to institute a new fundraising technique -- selling personalized, inscribed bricks to line the walkway leading up to the...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
David Maggerman is trying to change people's ideas about Jewish day schools -- one family at a time. A parent who glows when speaking about the changes he's seen since his two small children began attending the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, Maggerman has offered to help other families pay tuition by donating the money to...
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Hoisted onto the shoulders of her father, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Associate Rabbi Peter C. Rigler, Maya Rigler had the honor of helping light a gigantic menorah before a crowd of 500 children and adults who attended the Elkins Park synagogue's Chanukah Shabbat celebration. Photo by Leza Raffel
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One year after the release of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group Report, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia presented its highest honor to the two longtime Washington power brokers who led the commission. That report had plenty to say not only about Iraq, but about Israel and its ongoing conflict both with the Palestinians and with Syria. The publication, in...
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The dramatic changes that have occurred in American society over the last 30 years have come to affect the composition of the family and, in turn, to change how offspring are cared for. For example, for several decades now, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children living with and being cared for full time by their...
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