Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia are planning "A Tribute to Ronald Krancer," on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the JCC's Kaiserman Branch in Wynnewood. The organization's annual gala is honoring the philanthropist for his longstanding commitment to the agency. "It's an obligation of good citizenship to be thinking of other people and to be charitable," said Krancer, who serves...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Soon, the floor at Temple Emanuel will turn into a sea of dreidels as the Cherry Hill, N.J., synagogue attempts to break the world record for the number of them spinning at the same time. The current record stands at 535 people simultaneously spinning dreidels, a feat accomplished by the University of Maryland Hillel in 1999. "The kids at the...
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Election Day 2005 was not supposed to have turned out like this. Outside of Philadelphia - where Democratic District Attorney Lynne Abraham was up for re-election, and two candidates were battling for the office being vacated by Democratic City Controller Jonathan Saidel - and Pittsburgh, where the top office in City Hall was up for grabs, the only major questions...
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A trip to Israel has become a rite of passage of sorts for those seeking higher office, especially in a state with a large number of Jewish voters. Nowhere is that truth more evident than here in Pennsylvania following state Treasurer Bob Casey's Nov. 23 return from a five-day tour of the Jewish state. Underwritten by the National Jewish Democratic...
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It took years to reach this point, but Mania Perel is convinced that in order to salvage her heath and her sanity, she must do what was once unthinkable, and put her husband of more than 50 years into a nursing home. The problem for the Northeast Philadelphia woman is that, currently, there's no room at a kosher facility. And...
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