Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

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Ron Kampeas, JTA
A same-sex Israeli couple struggling against U.S. immigration laws are set to become the faces of the fight to extend one of the foundations of immigration policy to gays and lesbians.
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Benj Pasek Hopes ‘A Christmas Story’ Has a Happy Ending
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Ardmore native Benj Pasek was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Original Score based on his work for the Broadway musical A Christmas Story.
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Ira Schwartz, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia since July 2006, is leaving his position, effective immediately.
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Here's the press release in full from the Federation: IRA SCHWARTZ STEPS DOWN AS CEO OF JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA (May 3, 2013) – CEO Ira Schwartz and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP) today announced Schwartz is stepping down as CEO. Schwartz has served as CEO of the Federation since July...
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By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
Portland's Jewish establishment is eager to bring a growing population of young newcomers into the fold, but so far this group remains elusive.
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