Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

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Sue Barnett j. weekly
SAN FRANCISCO Toby Adelman loves to put people together; she has been doing so with gusto her entire life. But earliler this summer, the 54-year-old San Jose resident outdid herself with the most extraordinary -- and personal -- connection she's ever made. Adelman donated one of her kidneys to someone she met only two weeks before the surgery, but with...
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Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after Labor Day as an Orthodox day school for girls. Cheryl Epstein, assistant principal of the newly named I.S. Kos­loff Torah Academy High School for Girls, surveyed the construction zone before her. At first, Epstein said, she...
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Will pairing Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese language classes at a new Phila­delphia charter school make a perfect yin and yang -- or prove to be something of an educational odd couple? Chinese and Hebrew may seem like an unusual combination but organizers of the new venture point out that both are ancient languages that originated on the Asian continent. The...
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Fall/winter fashions go upscale
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Mimi James, Inside magazine feature
Call it 50 Shades of Grey meets Kate Middleton: leather, lace and shimmery metallics sewn into tailored, polished garments are the biggest look for fall and winter. “When I was in New York looking at the fall collections, I saw influences of Kate everywhere I looked,” says Susan Cooper, co-owner of Gabrielle, the Bala Cynwyd boutique. Long sleeves, A-line skirts...
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How today’s dads 
are rocking the cradle.
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Chicken soup is on the stove, a roast and kugel are in the oven, the table is set, candles and challah are in place, the house in Elkins Park is reasonably tidy and the six children are reasonably clean. The Coe family is ready to welcome Shabbat — as soon as Mom Jennifer comes home from work. Preparing for Shabbat...
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