Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
When Jena Verlin started looking at colleges last year, she was looking for a small school not too far from home with an active Jewish community. As one who regularly attends services at Congregation Adath Israel in Merion Station, the 17-year-old said that when it came to college, she didn't want to be "That Weird Girl Who Goes to Services...
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When trading loafers for slippers means an economical move
By:
Adam Bell, JE Feature
If you think the economy has driven a lot of people to work from home, then you're right. Folks who have been laid off, or are looking to save money by telecommuting, have increasingly set up shop in their own living room. "It's the solution to the problem du jour . And the problem du jour is money," said Kate...
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By:
Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Woolf and the cartoonist Charles Schultz all suffered from some form of mental illness, and come May 10, the three -- as well as other prominent historical and literary figures -- will come to life on stage in Wynnewood, courtesy of prominent actors, to discuss the struggles they faced. The performance, "Mysteries of the Mind," is part...
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Simon's Fund to boost testing/research into Long QT Syndrome
By:
Daphna Berman, JE Feature
More than five years have passed since Simon Sudman -- then just 3 months old -- took a nap and never woke up. And the more time that goes by, the more his parents become determined to prevent sudden cardiac arrest among children, which ended their son's short life without warning. Simon's Fund -- the charity they created in his...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Mention the name "Dean" in the Mexican port of Costa Maya, and everyone will know just what you're talking about. The Category 5 hurricane that carries his name struck two years ago, leaving an indelible imprint from which both the port and the nearby town of Mahahual are still recovering. The contorted, gray limbs of dead mangrove trees stretch across...
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