Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

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Tiny hands shoot up as Leslie Maizel selects two volunteers for a role-play exercise at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's preschool in Wynnewood. She positions the pretend "Randy" and "Suzy" in the center of their circle with a pile of blocks. They'd be happy to play together, Maizel tells her class of 5-year- olds, but Randy wants to build a castle...
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Justin Sacharoff Jewish Exponent Feature
Looking to Israel for talented start-up companies is hot right now in the business world. But Brian Rosenzweig and his partners at JANVEST Technologies, an angel investment fund based in Philadelphia and Tel Aviv, don't believe that the 64-year-old nation has been fully mined for its potential. Rosenzweig, managing partner and vice president of investor development for JANVEST, and his...
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Lori Samlin Miller Jewish Exponent Feature
At a recent conference on "Our Heritage and Our Health: The Importance of Being Informed/Understanding Jewish Genetic Diseases," Gary Frohlich, a leading New York trained and now California-based genetic counselor, opened by pronouncing that genetic diseases don't discriminate. "Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases are not sex limited; that is, males and females are affected equally. When speaking about genetic diseases, we're...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Among the various childhood rites of passages, many of us will recall a bout of measles as one of them. From a kid's perspective way back when, it did have a plus side -- staying home from school, eating chicken soup and watching cartoons. But the illness is no trivial matter. Recent reports have shown a resurgence nationally of measles,...
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For years, Laurel Klein has been dreaming of opening a combination restaurant, bar and performance space where Jewish young adults could gather to eat, socialize, learn and then "take their Jewishness back home with them." Now, the 31-year-old Philadelphia transplant has a litmus test of whether others want that, too. Klein's proposed "Cafe Olam" is among a handful of startups...
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