Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
In addition to a new name, the school's also getting a new address
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has purchased a 35-acre campus, worth roughly $30 million, located in Delaware County's Radnor Township -- a move officials there hope will lead to the creation of a communal and educational hub for the Main Line, one modeled partly on the more than 20-year-old Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park. Akiba Hebrew Academy will...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
At a conference held last month on how to make congregations more welcoming, Rabbi Philip Warmflash was heartened to see that more than 250 leaders from 42 area synagogues had come to learn what they could do to make their congregations more amenable. The event was put together by his organization, the Jewish Outreach Partnership, where he serves as executive...
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For some Hillel students at Temple University in Philadelphia, their building on North Broad Street is one that has been passed down through the generations. Their parents, for instance, know all about the oven's quirks from way back. The "elders" also recall when certain promises were made -- that a new building for Hillel was going to be built for...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Sixteen-year-old Ben Stein acknowledges that he may not be able to change the world right at this moment. However, he clearly intends to effect change within his own community through his efforts to create a peer group to dispel racism. Stein, a Center City resident and junior at Friends Central School, is one of 21 Philadelphia area 11th- and 12th-graders...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Despite the fact that a campus Jewish group initially -- and quite vociferously -- opposed the choice of former Secretary of State James Baker as keynote speaker, this year's commencement at the University of Pennsylvania proceeded without a hitch. When the educational institution first announced Baker as its choice, a student group called the Penn Israel Coalition cited Baker's previous...
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