Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775
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The New Israel Fund, a 27-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes civil rights and religious pluralism in Israel, started a Philadelphia Regional Council earlier this year in the hopes of increasing the group's visibility and fundraising capabilities in the area. The philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans has given more than $700 million to more than 120 organizations...
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A month after winning a special election to represent the 19th district in the Pennsylvania State Senate, Andrew Dinniman was officially sworn into office on June 19. He's the first Democrat to represent Chester County since 1990. Dinniman, a longtime Chester County commissioner, as well as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Chester County Region, handily...
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By sculpting a raised arm emerging from a solid piece of marble, Jennifer Goldberg sought, through her art, to stress resistance rather than suffering. "When you see a lot of the Holocaust, it's people being victims," said Goldberg, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion Station. "I was trying to show something that represented...
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While two large men wrapped in towels sit and sweat in the 182-degree heat, a Southampton Spa worker enters the sauna area, opens a metal oven door and splashes peppermint laced water onto a mass of hot rocks. The flavorful steam wafts around the room and in between the wooden benches, adding a touch of spring to what seems like...
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Though as a boy Sidney Karpo sang in his South Philadelphia Hebrew school's junior choir - and was well aware that he had a considerable voice - he never dreamed of being a cantor. Actually, it was his wife who convinced him to do it. "I could have been anything," said the 78-year-old. "My wife is a very musical person,...
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