Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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The Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies and the minyan it created nine years ago are parting ways. The Center City-based outreach organization is getting set to move to a smaller space, and dedicate more of its resources to staffing and programming. At the same time, the informal prayer group that was under its auspices has evolved into an independent...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
At the request of defense attorneys, a judge on March 4 granted a continuance in the case of four Temple students accused of using anti-Semitic language in an assault against two Jewish males, one of whom sustained severe injuries. The lawyers said that they needed more time to review the documents and prepare their arguments. The next court date is...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The best way for Israel and the Palestinians to forge a peace agreement is with the United States closely engaged in the situation, two local congressmen have argued. Speaking at Congregation Or Shalom in Berwyn, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7) said that the 2002 road map for peace -- brokered by the United States and three other nations --...
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The congressional contenders have been whittled down, and it looks as if there won't be contested primaries in District 6 and District 13, after all. Democrat Robert Roggio and Republican Marina Kats have emerged from their respective fields to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), respectively. On Feb. 21, the Montgomery County...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After four years of hanging out together on a weekly basis, Sammy -- a 16-year-old who is autistic -- knows the drill exactly once fellow teenager Avriel Finder walks through his front door. "We do puzzles, eat popcorn and watch some Disney movie," said Finder, an 18-year-old senior at Lower Merion High School. The ongoing relationship has given Sammy a...
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