Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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Talk about starting the New Year off with a blast! Attempting to gain entry into Guinness World Records for the largest amount of people in a shofar ensemble, Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah-Beth Tefilath Israel-Rodeph Zedek Hebrew-school students and faculty hosted its first "Great Shofar Blow-Out" just days before Rosh Hashanah. According to Jacques Lurie, executive and educational director at the Traditional...
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Cindy Sheehan's recent foray into the City of Brotherly Love netted her more than just the endorsement of City Council; it also sparked the ire of the Zionist Organization of America. The military mom and Iraq-war protester - who became a media sensation this summer when she camped outside of President George W. Bush's Texas ranch in a bid to...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
A cutting-edge partnership reflective of mutual respect and shared priorities has resulted in a $250,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The grant is part of the foundation's new initiative called "Citizens Community Bridge." The funds will be distributed over two years to support new programs, and expand existing ones for low- and...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Philadelphia reached out to Gulf Coast victims by presenting a $1,000 check to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund at the group's opening meeting, held last week at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington. "It is very moving, and there is special meaning in the survivor community helping...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
How do you get the Jewish community to the table to address the hunger issue with other groups in Greater Philadelphia? This was the charge of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger when they planned this year's Philadelphia World Food Day, the educational event that celebrates the work of anti-hunger organizations and promotes...
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