Saturday, May 28, 2016 Iyyar 20, 5776
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Over the past few years, a young woman turned her idea to raise money for disaster relief by selling homemade challah into a national nonprofit that now includes chapters at more than 30 college campuses. A technologically savvy New York librarian created an online media library for Jewish educators. And an enterprising musician from Iowa City, Iowa, combined his love...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Rebecca Karp's not your typical Jewish organizational employee. During the day, she works as assistant director of the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey regional office of the American Jewish Committee. As night falls, she returns to her current digs at Philadelphia's Moishe House, one of a network of residences that bring together young adults from different backgrounds to create their version of...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Rather than follow the old-fashioned model of opening the doors and waiting for the Jews to show up, newer Jewish groups are aiming to engage Jews where they are. And where the Jews are, if they're in their 20s or 30s, is online. Local organizations targeting Jews in the post-college, pre-marriage range -- such as the Collaborative, the Philadelphia branch...
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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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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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