Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
Acclaimed author Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (left) signs one of her many books for Beth Berman, director of the Richard E. Rudolph Jr. Preschool at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. Sasso, now based in Indianapolis, has roots in Philadelphia area; in fact, she was the first woman ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote. She appeared to discuss...
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Renowned attorney, Harvard Law School professor and best-selling author Alan M. Dershowitz said he gets asked about many subjects, ranging from the well-known legal cases he's worked on to politics and, of course, Israel. But when asked during a recent local visit if there's one subject he would like to discuss, but is never asked about in interviews or during...
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In one poem, acclaimed Yiddish poet, singer and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman uses nature references to recall her childhood. One line goes as follows: "I've come such a long way." And that she has. Schaechter-Gottesman, 87, a Holocaust survivor, recounted not just her own journey during a recent event in Elkins Park, but that of the language and culture she uses...
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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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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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