Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
When North American Federations convene for their General Assembly in Jerusalem next week, CEO Jerry Silverman insists it's going to be different from past gatherings. He says that this time, it’s not going to be just talking. There’s going to be listening and debating — and, eventually, action.
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Local Jewish and business leaders are hoping Mayor Michael Nutter's trip to Israel will enhance ties between the City of Brotherly Love and the Jewish state. Find out who's going and what's on the agenda.
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JTA
An octogenarian couple -- both Jewish Holocaust survivors -- killed themselves in Toronto in an apparent suicide pact.
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JTA
Israel will announce construction plans for about 5,000 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
Facing dwindling memberships, Conservative and Reform synagogues are now renting unused classroom space to Orthodox day schools that have outgrown their buildings. The trend isn't new but appears to be gaining steam.
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