Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Elul 8, 5774

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Jay Leistner is getting in touch with his feminine side. All 300 pounds of it. An architect and interior designer who runs his own company in Jenkintown, Leistner has designs on what may be the role of his lifetime: Edna, the hefty housewife and heroine of Hairspray , the award-winning Broadway musical with a history of untraditional casting that puts...
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A local Jewish group has weighed in on the side of the Obama administration in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that will examine the constitutionality of the landmark 2010 health care law. The Jewish Social Policy Action Network -- a group that brings a liberal, Jewish slant to domestic policy issues -- signed on to an amicus, or friend...
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When Shirley Cohen, 91, became the first tenant to move into the Samuel A. Green House in Elkins Park back in October, the $20 million property built to house low-income seniors was something of a construction zone. The first week or so was a bit unpleasant, she said; there was nobody to talk to and workers were still putting finishing...
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Bitter cold air swept into Moishe House on a recent Friday evening as 23-year-old Deborah Shroder hobbled through the front door on crutches, somehow managing to climb the steps to the living room on her knees while carrying a sack of cookies in one hand. Even with the weather and a sprained ankle working against her, this is Shroder's home...
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Can a regional medical center born of a need to serve 19th-century Jewish patients shunned for treatment elsewhere reclaim its birthright in the new millennium? Barry Freedman, president and CEO of Einstein Healthcare Network, is working on it. Serving the expanding facility, with 1,250 beds and more than 2,000 employed and affiliated physicians, residents and fellows for the past eight...
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