Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

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Imagine a synagogue with no ladies' or men's rooms, just bathrooms; or a class of 6th graders preparing for "chag" mitzvah ceremonies instead of Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. These were just a few of the ideas that 39 education directors, rabbis and other Jewish leaders brainstormed during a recent seminar aimed at building a more inclusive Jewish community for lesbian,...
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Torah Academy Girls High School has received a pledge of $4.5 million toward a future move from its shared home with the Orthodox grade school in Wynnewood to an independent facility, the school recently announced. The magnitude of the gift, from Ted and Phyllis Kosloff, is predicated on the future building being located in or near Lower Merion Township, according...
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Valerie Khmelnitsky has lived in the United States for 20 years, but her social circle is still comprised almost entirely of other Jews born in the former Soviet Union.
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While many of Max Gering's friends this week headed off to the Poconos and beyond to make up bunk beds next to old friends, the soon-to-be senior at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy flew to Ghana with a group of 15 strangers.
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The winners of the 38th Annual Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition were recognized for their distinctive expressions of two- and three-dimensional art, poetry, prose, music, multi-media and dance during a recent reception at the Moore College of Art and Design. More than 400 7-12th-grade students from public, private and parochial schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia area participated in the competition,...
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