Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON Mitt Romney's Lacrosse moment still awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where he walked -- and pointedly did not drive -- to the...
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Jay Leberman, longtime head of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, is leaving his post at the end of the next school year to become an associate director of KIVUNIM, a Jerusalem-based experiential learning program for teens and teachers. After years of infusing children with Zionism, Leberman said, it was time to heed his own message -- especially...
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Other than sleepovers, 8-year-old Peri Albert has never really been away from home. For that reason, the Cheltenham third-grader admits, she's a little nervous about heading off to a mini-session at Camp Galil this summer, but it's also "kind of exciting." "People told me what it was going to be about," she said, "and I just wanted to try it...
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There were no marshmallows to roast, no mosquitoes to ward off and no heat emanating from the "fire." Still, a small group of young professionals suspended reality for a moment as they gathered around a miniature "campfire" on the second floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History to share memories of summers past. As children across the region...
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In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Reform movement's ordination of the first female rabbi, the National Museum of American Jewish History last week brought together the first women ordained by the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements, as well as a modern Orthodox religious leader who was given the newly coined title, rabba. The following report includes an excerpt...
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