Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
The importance of the event timeline.
By:
Gail Snyder
Are you one of those lucky parents with an 11-year-old at home? If so, you are in the enviable position of having your child’s B’nai Mitzvah experience completely ahead of you — the tutoring sessions, the time spent imagining what the event will look like and where it will take place, and all the planning details and decisions that will...
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A grandmother’s Bat Mitzvah gift: memories of Italy.
By:
Carol Saline
“A llure” said Alessandra, “now we make the sauce per la pasta.” My 13-year-old granddaughter Sarina and I are standing by an old table in the simple family kitchen of a farmhouse outside of Florence where we have come for two days of Italian cooking lessons. As we chop vegetables and amiably chit-chat in a verbal stew of Italian and...
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By:
Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jerusalem After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard. It had fallen into such disrepair that "people would go there to drink beer," said Jerzy, who gave only his middle name due to fears of anti-Semitism. He made a few trips to the cemetery,...
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The Narberth-based Kohelet Foundation is teaming up with the national AVI CHAI Foundation to provide up to $3 million in matching funds in an effort to expand the base of donors supporting Jewish day schools throughout North America. This is the first time the local foundation has helped seed the MATCH program, which the Jewish Funders Network and Partnership for...
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By:
Jonathan Saft, First Person
Jewish Federation has always received a lot of attention at my family dinners. No conversation between my mother, campaign vice chair Ellyn Golder Saft, and grandfather, former general chair Bob Golder, can be complete without an update regarding what is happening in fundraising at the Federation. Over the years, for the most part, I sat at the table oblivious. Of...
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