Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
Rabbi Sandra Berliner sums up the work she does for the elderly rather simply: "If you can't get to a shul, I'll bring the shul to you." As an employee of Jewish Family and Children's Service, the Melrose Park resident works as a chaplain at the five Federation Housing complexes located throughout Philadelphia. "Being there, I help emotionally, spiritually, and...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
When Ruth Ford became a mother, she made sure that her children were blessed with the Jewish education she never had. She grew to love Judaism as she got older, learning Hebrew and prayers through adult education in her 50s and 60s. But today - at age 93 - she's even more connected to her heritage than ever before, thanks...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Throughout her long life, Norma U. Levitt always adhered to the principles of fostering Jewish life and fighting for women's equality. As she's grown older, however, she's learned that it's necessary to refine life's philosophies. "I always had the same concerns, but I learned more about them," said Levitt, who's in her 80s. "As you go along, you get more...
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Promoting health as Martins Run turns 25
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Standing along the driveway leading up to the place they call home, about 30 senior citizens got themselves prepared - wiggling their ankles and rolling their heads from side to side, then stretching out various other parts of their bodies. Concluding with some enthusiastic cheers, the men and women - some dressed in shorts and others in jogging pants, but...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
After suffering a stroke that left her partially immobilized several years ago, Sarah Greenberg considers herself lucky. She recovered somewhat through rehabilitation, but finding a place to live and thrive proved more difficult until she came upon Galilee Pavilion by accident while driving with family members through Levittown. "I'm glad we did, because I really like it here," says the...
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