Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Jordana Jacobs

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Over the years, the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School has grown from a small basement school offering one or two grade levels to the current institution, which, on its two campuses, accommodates hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade. During the course of those five decades, it held classes in nearly a dozen different locations around...
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In the rather small home-and-gift department at Saks Fifth Avenue's Bala Cynwyd store, displayed along with other coffee-table books about exotic places around the world sits none other than the 25th-anniversary edition of Leni Riefenstahl's Africa. Riefenstahl, of course, was the German filmmaker best known for her documentary, "Triumph of the Will," a pseudo newsreel commissioned by the Nazi Party...
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As a young girl, Marilyn Rosenthal Baltz really had no ties to Judaism. Her parents - Russian immigrants - owned a candy store in Kensington, where they worked seven days a week, and didn't belong to a synagogue. When she was in third grade, in the 1940s, someone told her about the Hebrew Sunday School Society - which sponsored sessions...
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Ever since spending his sophomore semester abroad in Egypt nearly a decade ago, Yis Tigay has dreamed of bringing a part of the Middle East back to Philadelphia. That dream came to fruition in February when he and a business partner opened Shouk, a restaurant in Philadelphia that combines the cultures of Egypt with the tastes of Israel. "There are...
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After almost 16 years as head of Akiba Hebrew Academy, Rabbi Philip Field will be leaving the position and moving to Israel, according to a recent announcement released by the board of the Merion Station school. Said Field, of Bala Cynwyd: "There were rumors for awhile because my kids were making aliyah, and my love for Israel and the school's...
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