Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
Of all the sites that the U.S. government has officially designated as historic, only about 2,500 are National Historic Landmarks. This past Sunday, Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park was added to the list, becoming one of only four synagogues to earn such considerable status. Basically, it means that the synagogue is not just of cultural importance to the Jewish...
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Ryan Teitman
"Our kids are in a whole new world," said Randi Boyette to a gathering of parents and teachers. With the newfound popularity of e-mail, instant and text messaging, and social networking sites among young people, it's easy for parents to get shut out of their children's technological realm -- and it's even more common for them to misunderstand some of...
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For Akiba Hebrew Academy, the donations keep piling up. On the heels of a $5 million gift from the Barrack Foundation -- the largest in the school's history -- the institution in Merion Station just received an anonymous donation to help create scholarships for qualified children whose parents work in the Jewish community. The new scholarships will benefit children of...
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By all accounts, Daniel Aaron led a rich and varied life. An astute businessman, he co-founded Comcast Corporation, one of the largest cable-television providers in the country. A doting father, he raised five children with his wife of more than 50 years, Gerri. And as a committed philanthropist, Aaron started a foundation in Philadelphia for those with Parkinson's disease. Yet...
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It might have been the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, or the fact that, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Whatever the reason, Monday-night's mental health forum, held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, garnered an enormous response: Nearly 800 attendees showed...
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