Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

By:
Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
For siblings Josh and Tracy Bienenfeld, playing in the World Maccabiah Games will be a sort of reunion. The two haven't been around one another as teammates "since I was a freshman in high school and she was a senior, and we played on the same co-ed team," said Josh, age 21. The Huntingdon Valley natives will compete on the...
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By:
Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Craig Hoffman is headed back to Israel because of some unfinished business. The Berwyn resident served as head coach of the United States' rowing team at the 1997 World Maccabiah Games in Israel when tragedy struck. A pedestrian bridge over Tel Aviv's Yarkon River collapsed during the opening ceremonies, killing four Australian athletes. Though the games went on and the...
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The economy may be down, but spirits are up at the Jewish Exponent, which took home 10 awards from various journalism contests for work done in 2008. The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association bestowed two honors on the Exponent at the organization's annual Keystone Press Awards dinner, which was held last month in Gettysburg, Pa. The staff took home second place for...
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There are bracelets for nearly every cause these days, jump-started by one of the originals -- the Lance Armstrong "Livestrong" yellow rubber bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Locally, Tikvah/Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill just unveiled a bracelet that recognizes their platform. Handmade from semiprecious stones, natural stones, silver and metal, the bracelets will help raise money for the...
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Teachers at the preschool and kindergarten of Adath Israel in Merion Station and the Early Childhood Education Center of Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell have been chosen by the Legacy Heritage Institute to participate in an early-childhood education pilot program affiliated with Gratz College. The three-year program, to begin in September, will provide these teachers with 18 credit hours...
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