Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

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Two Conservative synagogues a mile apart from one another in Elkins Park have merged a number of the religious functions they provide — and expect to do more.
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Foodies and environmentalists united at a daylong festival filled with workshops, discussions and a large shuk all aimed at creating sustainable Jewish communities.
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Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Just in time for the opener of the World Series, we offer this profile of Craig Breslow, who has solidified the Boston Red Sox's reputation as a hub for Jewish players.
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Ellen Futterman, St. Louis Jewish Light
Since the Phillies didn't even come close to playing in this year's World Series, local baseball fans will have to decide if they'd rather root for St. Louis or Boston. Religious leaders from both cities already have baseball on the brain, sporting team kippahs, jerseys and even starting a bet (to benefit charity) over which team will win.
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Julie Wiener, JTA
New York’s outgoing mayor acknowledged that he doesn't need the $1 million prize money and said he'll probably donate it to some “unconventional” cause in the Middle East.
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