Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

The 2011 JCC Maccabi Games wrapped up with an Aug. 18 teen dance party at the Franklin Institute. About 1,500 people took part in the festivities. At the end of the evening, Philadelphia officially passed the Maccabi torch to Houston and Rockland County, N.Y. -- the cities that will host next summer's games. Philadelphia teams captured a number of medals:...
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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
Is the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society one of Philadelphia's best-kept secrets? Although the organization has helped countless struggling women, it doesn't advertise, choosing instead to quietly send personal letters to potential donors. Now, more than 19 decades after the organization was founded, a new generation of parents and children throughout the country are being exposed to the group's work through...
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U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan's second trip to Israel was very different from his first, taken a little more than a year ago. Then, the former prosecutor, a Republican, was a candidate seeking to represent the state's seventh district, which includes Delaware County. But now, he's a freshman lawmaker who traveled with a GOP Congressional delegation and was able to meet...
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As students head back to the books this fall, Cheltenham High School graduate Jake Aronson will fly to Israel to work on a kibbutz, study Hebrew and volunteer with 90 other Jewish young adults participating in the Conservative movement's Nativ leadership program. Even though the majority of college-bound Americans still go straight from high school to higher education, a growing...
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Ominous wasn't a strong enough adjective to describe the black cloud that had parked itself above Citizens Bank Park, followed by the kind of breeze that tells you something powerful is at hand. Perhaps at the Philadelphia Phillies Jewish Heritage Night, biblical was the only descriptive that would fit. As the Phillies took the field for the start of the...
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