Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Sitting in Moish & Itsy's Deli-Restaurant in Newtown back in the spring, Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov, originally of Bucks County, was having a hard time explaining to her parents, Steve and Andrea Losben, the concept of Silly Bandz. (For the record, they are the thin, colorful rubber bracelets that take a variety of shapes and have become popular among elementary-school kids.)...
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Hannah Bookbinder, JE Feature
The late August haze has already settled into the air as the sun begins its early-morning rise. The race to pack the family SUV begins. Boxes containing computer components and school supplies -- and suitcases filled with a semester's worth of clothing, underwear and shoes -- are all carefully loaded into the trunk. By 7 a.m., the last plastic grocery...
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That's what an Alaskan cruise can offer during hectic times - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/21773/A_Glacial_Pace/#sthash.8VNHELXV.dpuf
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John Metcalfe, JE Feature
Time to slow down when life gets a bit hectic? Need a change of scenery? The Alaska cruise can be a breathtaking adventure: Giant snowcapped mountains, sparkling glaciers, thick pine forests rising up from the shoreline, and abundant wildlife all vie for your attention in this dramatic landscape. Towns and villages simply brimming with history tell a distinctive story of...
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How to best fund the many needs overseas
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When it comes to dollars designated for the Jewish state, is it more important to fund a soup kitchen or send more college students on a Birthright Israel experience? While it might not be an either/or proposition, these issues lie at the heart of an ongoing debate, especially as funds for Israel continue to decline. Now that Israel is considered...
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Passing on the reins of a key community-building program
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The Kehillot, the seven community-building entities throughout the region that stage Jewish festivals, adult learning sessions, soccer leagues, children's storytelling and Israeli Independence Day events, is about to come under new management. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which created and for years ran the network, is turning over the program to the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/ Jewish...
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