Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

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Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain. “Nobody wanted to be the person that said, ‘Oh let’s not move the Torahs this time,’ ” said Rabbi Ethan Linden. “We sort of went into our hurricane action mode and did the best we could.” One of...
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Elad Strohmayer is no stranger to American Jewry. Before joining the foreign service in 2010, the new deputy consul general in Philadelphia worked for the Jewish Agency for Israel in Jerusalem, overseeing Israeli counselors who work in Jewish summer camps in the United States and Canada. Strohmayer said that position gave him insight into the complex array of Jewish groups...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Students at Jewish day schools in the area have something else besides homework to look forward to as they return from summer vacation. The Kohelet Foundation, an organization based in Narberth that aims to improve Jewish education, plans to provide iPads to nine schools, all members of the Jewish Day School Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia. This will be a pilot...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
The Hadassah Foundation has awarded a "mini-grant" to the Jewish Community High School of Gratz College to create a program that addresses teen dating. In order to celebrate its Bat Mitzvah year, the New York-based Hadassah Foundation handed out a total of 13 grants of $500 each. According to Ruth Schapira, acting director of the high school, which is based...
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More than 600 rabbis nationwide, including 37 from Pennsylvania, signed on to a Rabbis for Obama list released Aug. 21 by President Barack Obama's campaign. The list, available at www.barackobama.com/rabbis , has been in the works for at least a year. The number of signers this year exceeds the 400-some rabbis who lent their names to the effort in 2008...
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