Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Perelman museum addition is a welcome work of art
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Museums are the primary stewards of collections. They exhibit them, care for them, grow them. Over time, as collections get bigger, museums often find themselves out of space, longing for a way to burst out of their architectural footprint. Very often, the process of expansion is met with community opposition. In New York, three major museums have been in running...
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Because its members began moving away from the area to be closer to family, the Philadelphia-based Lena L. Orlow Chapter of Jewish Women International resolved to cease operations in 2006. However, when the members realized that cash still remained in the group's treasury, they decided that it should benefit others locally in some appropriate manner, rather than being diverted into...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With an American flag as a backdrop, 80-year-old Shmul Kaplan sat in a large armchair surrounded by family, friends and reporters -- and, for the first time in his life, he greeted his visitors as an "official" American. Just moments before, Kaplan had raised his right hand and taken the oath of allegiance to the United States -- the culmination...
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Wouldn't it be awesome if, during these Days of Awe, Jews could reflect and act on problems that impact thousands of their brethren? Through their participation in the High Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Mitzvah Food Pantry, area families and individuals can actively perform the mitzvah of feeding the hungry. Through Oct. 19, the...
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More than 800 people crowded into the ballroom at the Center City Sheraton on Sept. 5, all of them seemingly restless with anticipation. When Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) finally entered the room -- after a litany of speakers, including U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) and State Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17), touted her presidential caliber -- those gathered let...
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