Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

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With the GOP looking ahead to its April 24 presidential primary in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign officially kicked off its Philly Jewish outreach efforts by convening a Main Line meeting of roughly 30 Jewish Democratic insiders. Ira Forman, a former director of the National Jewish Democratic Council who is heading up Jewish outreach for the campaign, met earlier...
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In preparation for Passover, Chabad of Yardley hosted a matzah-baking factory on March 25 at McCaffrey's Market. Young participants went through the entire process, from grinding the flour to tasting the results.
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Beads of sweat pooled on Joshua Nelson's face as he implored the sold-out crowd gathered for an arts-themed Passover seder to make "some freedom noise." "If you really want peace, let me hear you say 'Yeah!' " roared Nelson, the black Jewish "Prince of Kosher Gospel." "Yeah!" responded more than 200 voices, several people springing up to form a slow-moving...
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A Jew from the former Soviet Union who arrived in Philadelphia with two small children; a teenage victim of domestic abuse from Guatemala; a survivor of the Rwandan genocide; and an undocumented immigrant from Bolivia. These four immigrants all received assistance from local Jewish community members and have, in turn, found ways to help others. This year, local Jewish families...
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One of the community's best-known day school philanthropists plans to open an upscale glatt kosher restaurant and catering company in Merion this summer with two star-studded chefs as his creative consultants. "I never wanted to be in the restaurant business," confessed David Magerman, a computer programmer from Gladwyne who formed the Kohelet Foundation, which has funneled about $15 million over...
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