Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
Residents at the nursing home call Doris Grossmann by many names: the "Shabbas lady," the "challah lady." Some call her "rabbi." She always replies back to them that she's not a rabbi, only a teacher -- a vocation she's held for her entire adult life. Their response: "You are our rabbi." Grossmann volunteers as a parachaplain at Saunders House, a...
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Even as supporters of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania sipped their fashionable cocktails and sampled spring rolls at a recent fundraiser for the organization, an undercurrent of palpable anger managed to bubble up every so often to disrupt the festive atmosphere. That's because the organization's 11th Annual Spring Gathering -- held May 1 at the Academy of Natural Sciences on...
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Ryan Teitman
Over at the 776 apartments of the Philadelphian -- across the street from the city's art museum -- a group of men and women has decided that they will lead the building's crusade for a greener tomorrow. Residents began the "Philadelphian Goes Green" program shortly after a screening at the apartment house of An Inconvenient Truth , former vice president...
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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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