Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Human rights activist Hawa Salih of Darfur has found a new home in Philadelphia with Rabbi Mordechai Liebling and his wife.
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Uriel Heilman, JTA
It didn’t take long after Rabbi Uri Topolosky moved to New Orleans in 2007 for the modern Orthodox rabbi to win plaudits for helping the city’s Jewish community heal following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But this year’s Katrina anniversary finds Topolosky in a different place: his new home in suburban Washington, D.C.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Ilya Farber moved from Moscow to a tiny village of 200 people to teach art. Three years later he is facing a seven-year jail term for bribery.
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Thirty years after she last taught in Philadelphia, Judy Groner returns next fall to lead the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School.
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Amid increasing challenges to keep teenagers engaged in Jewish education post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah, efforts are under way to get synagogues and Gratz College's high school program to join forces.
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