Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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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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The Old York Road Revitalization Group, a coalition of synagogues hoping to bolster Jewish life in Elkins Park and the surrounding area, has hired the consulting group affiliated with the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Plagued by a growing sense that many younger families are choosing to move elsewhere, the group is seeking a plan to...
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Representatives of several local Jewish agencies and the Catholic Health Care Services last week lobbied in Washington, D.C., against a proposed plan to overhaul Medicaid. The group also pushed for a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the major federal funding source for assisting seniors. Participants said that by lobbying as an interfaith group, they made a statement that proposed...
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The windows of a Wynnefield mansion-turned-Orthodox shul were boarded up Wednesday after an early morning electrical fire damaged the upstairs. Congregation Raim Ahuvim president Marvin Gornish said he wasn't sure what would happen to the building because the dwindling membership had already left them with insufficient funds to carry fire insurance. Fire companies were dispatched to the building on the...
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