Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775
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The auditorium was a virtual sea of blue and white. Students wore brand-new T-shirts, and some sported baseball caps emblazoned with the words "Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy." Signs, banners and brochures -- even cookies -- carried the new name and logo at a ceremony officially bestowing the moniker on the former Akiba Hebrew Academy. The event was held Monday...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
With its groundbreaking just about two weeks away, the National Museum of American Jewish History has reached an impressive milestone: It's raised $100 million of the $150 million needed to construct a new 100,000-square-foot home on Independence Mall. Said George M. Ross, the museum's capital-campaign chairman: "It says a lot for this project to have raised" that much. "I've spoken...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
As a congregational rabbi, Peter Rigler of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park admitted that he doesn't get too many opportunities to talk one on one with teens about Judaism. Those conversations, he said, tend to evolve in settings that are somewhat out of the ordinary -- like wandering through an old Jewish neighborhood in the Czech Republic, for...
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With hardly a cloud in the bright blue sky, sunlight filled yet another gorgeous day in Irvine, Calif. Usually, visitors to this near-perfect spot take a walk on the beach or a dip in the pool, reveling in any and all of the natural beauty that can be soaked in. However, on Aug. 16, a considerable crowd of people from...
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Homeless children in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties will start the year off right with the help of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania's "Stuff the Bus" project, geared to collect school supplies through Sept. 4. For more information, visit: uwsepa.org/stuffthebus.
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