Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

A program that paints the city in a colorful light sees a milestone
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
If you left Philadelphia 25 years ago and haven't had a chance to return, you might not recognize it today. Rather than City Hall being the tallest building, with William Penn towering above, a host of skyscrapers jut into the air; to the south, Veterans Stadium has been replaced by a pair of newer sports facilities; and many street corners...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
For decades, relatives and friends of the Altman family have been crowding into Temple Sinai in Dresher to celebrate weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and much more. But on Friday they came to mourn three members of the same family, the local victims of the Aug. 8 mid-air collision over the Hudson River in New York. The tragedy killed Douglas Altman and...
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Closing of local office sparks rethinking of URJ's links with congregations
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Two months after the Union for Reform Judaism closed its Philadelphia office -- along with 13 others across the country -- it's still far from clear what long-term impact the move will have on the region's congregations. "This is the beginning of a process and only time will tell how valid it is," said Rabbi Richard Address, who ran the...
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By:
Rachel Levy Lesser, Jewish Exponent Feature
If you want your family to stay close, then buy a house at the shore. That seems to be the consensus among the generations of families who have been sharing houses at the Jersey shore summer after summer. Linda Sohn of Holland, Pa., who has spent nine summers with her husband, two daughters, sons-in-law and four grandsons at their house...
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Sally Friedman, Jewish Exponent Feature
I was recently standing with my husband in the vast lobby of the Borgata, presumably Atlantic City's eighth wonder of the world. The place was opulent, naughty and dizzying, sometimes all at once. But I was remembering another Atlantic City, the one so familiar to legions of Jewish Philadelphians, the one my grandmother called "Tlontic City." There were no glittering...
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