Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
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Rachel Silverman, Jewish Exponent Staff
Becky Coren, Rachel Vassar and Rebecca Karp are sitting at a wine bar, not far from their new Center City digs. Sampling tapas, the trio start ticking off their social commitments for the next few months faster than you can say "blonde, brunette and redhead." "Black-tie bowling, scotch-tasting, book club, kickball team ... " begins Coren, 23, the brunette, a...
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Atlantic City: Wanting to serve convention-goers, but missing a bit when it comes to the tribe
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It's no secret that in recent years, Atlantic City has upped the ante in terms of shopping, entertainment and dining, and has undergone a transformation from regional gambling hub to bona fide national attraction. The thinking goes like this: The more there is to do, the longer folks will stay. Having Atlantic City perceived as a three- or four-day destination...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Edward Mooney, 39, is an Irish Catholic native of South Philadelphia who heads the Communications Workers of America local 13000. Bernard Fisher, 57, serves as both the Philadelphia president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and as the citywide administrative organizer of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. A Philadelphia resident, he is African-American and a...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For the past 20 years, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote has required its students to take two courses on the study of other religions: one on Christianity and one on another religion. To continue that commitment to interfaith education, the college has received a $300,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, named for the well-known co-founder and editor-in-chief of...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For students who have entered the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition over the years, the pen and the brush have always been the main modes of expression to convey what they have learned about the Holocaust. But this year was different; among the poems, stories, paintings and sculptures submitted for the 2007 contest, a new medium cropped up: a podcast...
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