Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

Germantown Jewish Centre has launched a "Green Mezuzah Havurah," a new group devoted to sustainability and lessening the carbon footprint of its members. The idea came in part from Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, founder of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network, who spoke at the local synagogue in the spring and urged members to create small groups dedicated to environmentalism. During...
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Three charitable organizations -- the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- have joined forces to make attendance at Jewish overnight camps more affordable for families in the Greater Philadelphia area. The 2010 Overnight Camp Incentive Program will provide a grant of up to $1,000 to 185 first-time campers, ages 8...
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Autism and related developmental disorders are becoming more common, with a prevalence rate approaching 1 percent among American 8-year-olds, according to new data from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, a partnership between the university, the CDC and 10 other U.S. research sites, shows...
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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
Gale Feinstein can still vividly remember her first date with husband Miles Radoff. It was a blind date, and they sat in the window at the Omni Hotel Lounge sipping champagne and watching traffic on Chestnut Street go by. She had no inkling that four years later, she would be seated at a desk in the hotel lobby as its...
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Laurie Adelman Smith had searched for years for the right place to give her three children a Jewish education. The 47-year-old fitness instructor, who'd had little Jewish involvement throughout her own life, had met with several local rabbis, but never felt an intuitive connection to any of them. All that changed, though, when Smith met Shira Stutman, then a student...
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