Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775

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A group of "Spice Girls" from Netivot, Israel, spent a week in Philadelphia demonstrating the cooking venture that brought them together as friends, catering partners and co-contributors to a cross-cultural cookbook.
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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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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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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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JTA
Israel will announce construction plans for about 5,000 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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