Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
As the sun set over the beach the day before Memorial Day, five young professionals had passed up the sand and surf, and instead were lounging on the back patio. With drinks nearby in coolers and kosher meat simmering on the grill, the group -- clad in shorts, sundresses, flip-flops and sunglasses -- leaned forward in their folding chairs and...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Dressed in scruffy clothes and wearing gloves spotted with red and blue paint, Lauren Shapiro was wielding a brush as a way to deepen her connection to the Jewish community. The St. Joseph's University alum, who grew up in a small Jewish community in Colorado, recalled that while attending college, she often felt like the only Jew on campus. Going...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Summer is creeping up. While your friends are too busy and can't get away, and your married friends are off with their families down the shore, there are plenty of opportunities for singles to travel -- both foreign and domestic. If you're waxing nostalgic about those simpler days of youth -- with summer camp filled with sports, swimming, hiking, arts-and-crafts...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The DJ blasted Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" louder than I ever heard any music. As I navigated the winding staircase, I was introduced like an all-star in the starting lineup. The light show reflected from a disco ball, and in addition to concentrating on not slipping down the stairs, I had to put on a happy face. This was...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
With the elimination of more than 5 million jobs since December 2007, coupled with the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the nation's unemployment rate has hit 8.5 percent, there's a good chance some of those without jobs are also without mates. Dating is tough enough when you have a job -- and a disposable income to...
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