Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
As the small town of Whistler, British Columbia, has welcomed a deluge of visitors for the 2010 Winter Olympics -- wrapping up this weekend -- and anticipates crowds for the Paralympics in just a few weeks, a snowboarding rabbi is trying his utmost to organize and mobilize a permanent Jewish community in this alpine village. New York City native Chaim...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Fourth-grader Madelyn Simon added a bit of splash to her school wardrobe last week: a baseball cap with a sequined flower on it. Normally, that's not allowed at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center, but last Friday was an exception. As part of the school's "Hats for Haiti" relief drive, students who brought in a donation...
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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
There aren't many cities where you'll find a hospital on the list of attractions, but Cape Town is one of them. The city on the southernmost tip of Africa is home to the Heart of Cape Town Museum, which commemorates the first ever human-to-human heart transplant performed in 1967 by Dr. Christiaan Barnard. It's housed inside the Groote Schuur Hospital...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Dressed in scruffy clothes and wearing gloves spotted with red and blue paint, Lauren Shapiro was wielding a brush as a way to deepen her connection to the Jewish community. The St. Joseph's University alum, who grew up in a small Jewish community in Colorado, recalled that while attending college, she often felt like the only Jew on campus. Going...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Soccer devotees in the City of Brotherly Love scored some winning goals themselves last week, as the home of American independence vied for the title of being home to the world's most popular sport. On Jan. 12, Philadelphia was among the 18 cities selected as finalists to host the World Cup, should the contest come to the United States in...
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