Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
It was a situation that practically begged for some good old-fashioned humor. After all, filling nearly every seat in the auditorium of the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City for the 25th annual Jewish Law Day earlier this month were attorneys, male and female, young and old, as far as the eye could see. They had gathered for social,...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Jalda Rebling lives in Berlin, and her mother survived the Holocaust. Yet Rebling, who works as a cantor, doesn't want to think only of the past. "The trauma of the Shoah is in our bones, our DNA," Rebling wrote in an e-mail. "But we cannot build up a future in only looking backwards. For my children and grandchildren, I want...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
In a push to provide more in-depth education to clergy and professionals who work with the elderly, the Helen Bader Foundation in Milwaukee has given a $74,215 grant to Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote. Much of the grant money will go to fund a three-year pilot program that aims to train...
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The sidewalk in front of Congregation Beth Hamedrosh in Wynnewood is roped off. The driveway remains a work in progress; large heaps of dirt fill a space set to become a parking lot. In short, the building is still very much a construction site. But the lion's share of the work has been completed, and earlier this month -- after...
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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) introduced a congressional resolution rebuking the University and College Union of the United Kingdom, which represents more than 120,000 educators, for voting in favor of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Filed by the freshman lawmaker on June 6, House Resolution 467 urges the international scholarly community, individual members of the UCU, as well...
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