Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool children in Elkins Park got a visit from a special friend this week as they celebrated the coming of Thanksgiving. "Tom Turkey" from Quiver Farms came to teach kids ages 1 to 6 all about the holiday. Children had a hands-on lesson about the Pilgrims, Native Americans and the very first Thanksgiving feast. They had the...
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Lori Samlin Miller, JE Feature
In August, two college students from the Delaware Valley area participated in a different sort of Birthright Israel program. They were among 11 individuals with physical disabilities, who, along with the assistants they'd selected, enjoyed the usual stuff of a trip; they pressed grapes at a winery, visited Mount Herzl, saw Yad Vashem and even had time for the mall...
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It's no secret that a college education is getting harder and harder to afford. The Golden Slipper Club and Charities has helped in that regard, offering scholarships since the early 1940s. Now, in the hopes of providing more substantial assistance to deserving students with an economic need, as well as increasing the prestige of its awards, the charitable organization has...
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Noah's Ark, made out of wood by Lawrence Freifeld and artist Julie Ratmansky from the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia, is apparently sailing well in these waters. The 6-foot-high work of art and joint tzedakah project was designed as an educational project for the religious school. It recently traveled to the Sholom Arbor House, as seen here, and...
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Mitch Albom, best-selling author, newspaper columnist and television commentator, essentially traveled back to the future on Oct. 24 when he served as keynote speaker for the 2007 Ambassadors Dinner hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The dinner setting -- Federation's new Radnor Campus -- is the future home of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. Albom, a Philadelphia...
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