Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
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Though they were raised many, many miles apart - across an ocean even - Gerda Weissmann Klein and Morris Dees have seen enough racism, anti-Semitism and social persecution to last both their lifetimes. Klein, a Holocaust survivor, and Dees, an native Alabaman and civil-rights attorney, spoke to some 250 people last week as part of a panel discussion at the...
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Despite heated community opposition, the Middletown Township Zoning Board voted last week to approve a New Jersey congregation's plans to build a new synagogue and Hebrew school on a 13-acre, largely undeveloped parcel of land in Langhorne. After a drawn-out hearing process stretching over several sessions, the board wasted no time in delivering its 4-1 verdict at the start of...
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The board of directors at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School voted 20-1 to consolidate its Bucks County branch into its Forman Center branch in Melrose Park effective at the end of the 2005-06 academic year. "As a school, it's just never hit its target enrollment," said Stuart Appel, president of Perelman's board. Serving first- to fifth-graders, the...
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Most kids would do anything to have a chance to play and explore at an interactive, hands-on museum, but when an evening at such a venue is also meant to raise funds for a good cause, even parents can get in on the action. More than 200 children and adults tackled exhibits, noshed on party food - pizza, cookies and...
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