Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775
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What would happen if two 20-something Jews were asked to entertain hundreds of restless Ramah campers for an hour on a rain-soaked summer day? As it turned out, it was something like midrash meets Monty Python, with a little bit of Mel thrown in -- Brooks, that is. That's how Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman -- who both spent the...
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Bitter cold air swept into Moishe House on a recent Friday evening as 23-year-old Deborah Shroder hobbled through the front door on crutches, somehow managing to climb the steps to the living room on her knees while carrying a sack of cookies in one hand. Even with the weather and a sprained ankle working against her, this is Shroder's home...
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Tribe 12 has selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social entrepreneurs" who will begin learning how to turn their ideas into viable businesses in the new year. The training is run in conjunction with PresenTense, which has expanded its original summer institute in Jerusalem to several U.S. cities. Grant funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feture
Chanukah 1996. Jeremy Cowan loaded up a car he borrowed from his grandmother with cases of beer he'd brewed, hoping that a few bars and stores would actually buy it. But with a bearded rabbi as its logo and the name He'Brew, Cowan's beer, though a tasty product, was a hard sell. From these humble San Francisco beginnings, Cowan has...
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Fourteen years ago, the late Annabel Lindy had a vision. She wanted to create some sort of platform to connect Jews in their 20s and 30s. It didn't matter what form it took; in fact, she reportedly believed, it should change with the times to meet that generation's needs.
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