Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775

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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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Yaron Sideman, a 17-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, settled into Philadelphia this week to begin his post as Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region, joining new deputy Elad Strohmayer.
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At least two dozen local Jews will head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week to to vote for a party platform that includes an endorsement of same-sex marriage - just one of several stark contrasts to the GOP's position on social issues.
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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
For decades, haredi men in Israel have received exemptions from otherwise mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces to study in yeshivas instead. But one army division has accommodated several thousand haredi draftees who require stringent kosher certification and eschew any contact with women.
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With thousands of Pennsylvanians still unemployed or underemployed as Labor Day approaches, staff at JEVS Human Services are busy helping clients polish cover letters, practice for interviews, and, in some cases, overcome deeper personal issues that have prevented them from finding work
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