Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

By:
Adam Bell, JE Feature
Trendy and kosher-friendly at the same time -- that's the idea behind a Canadian glass-countertop manufacturer seeking to expand its presence in the marketplace. ThinkGlass, a privately held company outside of Montreal, is pitching its sleek glass countertops as a good fit for kosher kitchens because they are nonporous. A basic kosher rule is no mixing of meat and dairy...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia is fashioning a set of guidelines that will detail just what sort of content is and is not welcome from speakers at the group's events. This comes after a heated fracas this past fall over what's appropriate for Hillel audiences on area college campuses. It also comes as vitriolic attacks against Israel are occurring at universities...
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Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
In lieu of snack time this past Monday morning, 130 or so toddlers gathered in the sanctuary of Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El in Wynnewood to attend a wedding. For most of the children, it was their first such ceremony -- and it was a distinctly special one. They had gathered to watch the synagogue's early-childhood center's assistant teacher, Janine Neff,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Not long ago, Maddy Mallis got a call from an unusual place. The head of Federation Early Learning Services, she regularly gets phoned by parents seeking information on every possible permutation dealing with Jewish child care. But what made this recent call different was its immediacy -- the person on the other end, said Mallis, was actually in bed at...
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Now that the holiday season is over, and those expensive winter trips are being discounted a bit, it may be time to consider packing up the bags for some chillin' out away from the crowds. But keep in mind that there are a number of scams that unsuspecting travelers can fall victim to if they are not careful. The Pennsylvania...
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