Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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Young professionals and college students still thirsty for learning after Limmud can find all sorts of "Topics on Tap" brewing at a Center City bar. For 10 weeks this spring, participants cram into the upstairs room at the Raven Lounge for free sessions on subjects ranging the gamut of Jewish life. The program has evolved since it started 21/2 years...
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Birthright Israel NEXT, the nonprofit agency designed to continue engaging the young adults who took advantage of the agency's free trips to Israel after they return home, is downsizing and reshaping its operations in Philadelphia. Though details are still being finalized, officials say NEXT will be revived this winter in partnership with the volunteer-run Moishe House and Tribe 12, a...
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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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