Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Every year at Camp Moshava, a Jewish overnight camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains, more than 1,000 children enjoy summertime staples like arts-and-crafts, boating and Color War. Yet the camp, sponsored by Bnei Akiva of North America, has no significant indoor gathering space, nor does it have an air-conditioned dining hall. Its director, Alan Silverman, also pointed out that the...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, Jewish Exponent Staff
Becky Coren, Rachel Vassar and Rebecca Karp are sitting at a wine bar, not far from their new Center City digs. Sampling tapas, the trio start ticking off their social commitments for the next few months faster than you can say "blonde, brunette and redhead." "Black-tie bowling, scotch-tasting, book club, kickball team ... " begins Coren, 23, the brunette, a...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
After hitting a homer, single and triple, I was batting for a cycle -- all I needed was a double. The ball was going exactly where I aimed: left field; it turned out to be a grounder that traveled between first and second bases, way over the centerfielder's head, and into the woods. This was not a high-stakes softball game,...
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but the rest of Tenerife is a real awakening!
By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
The volcano is sleeping. With its last eruption on the slopes of Pico Viejo -- the old crater -- in 1798 and over a period of three months, Mount Teide has shown itself peaceful to the people living at its foot on Tenerife, one of Spain's Canary Islands, for more than 200 years now. But the sleeping beauty -- visible...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Adam Alper's body hurt. His muscles burned, his joints ached, and the thought of quitting kept drifting through his mind, he recalled. He'd been at it for more than nine hours, starting with a 2.4-mile swim that seemed like it took place ages ago. Then there was a 112-mile bike ride that tested the limits of his thigh muscles. And...
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