Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

St. Peter's Church, a historic Old City Episcopalian congregation that celebrated its 250th anniversary last year, is currently holding services at Society Hill Synagogue. Church leaders had long known that the building's roof would need replacement but when structural engineers discovered that the support beams were also compromised, they made the decision to exit the building temporarily. After hearing of...
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For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets. The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion budget, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett minutes before the deadline on June 30, includes a huge boost to an educational funding initiative championed by some Jewish groups. But in terms of funding for critical services,...
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Twelve-year-old Jacob Resnick sat in a stately armchair in the lobby of the Sheraton Society Hill, contemplating the animation he just created on his laptop. This wouldn't seem unusual, if not for the fact that pretty much every kid meandering through the hotel seemed more absorbed in electronic devices than swimming pools or sightseeing. In fact, 275 kids, teens and...
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Last fall, Tribe 12 selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social enterpreneurs." Since then, one dropped out. Here are brief descriptions of the projects they formally presented to members of the community, business leaders and potential investors at a June "launch night" held at the Jewish Community Services building in Center City. The fellowship is run in...
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Toby Axelrod , Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Berlin Does Mein Kampf belong in the German high schools? With Adolf Hitler's book due to come out of wraps here in 2015, freed after decades under copyright protection that prevented its publication in Germany, it's a question that is being debated in classrooms and on German TV talk shows. Hitler wrote his rant against Jews and communists while in...
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