Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

For New Jersey surfers, it's always an endless summer
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Stacey Marchel waits in the ocean. Floating on her surfboard, she patiently scans the New Jersey shoreline for the next decent wave. In the warm afternoon, conditions are far from perfect. But for Marchel, and the other surfers of Margate, surfing isn't about the biggest waves, it's a way of life. Marchel, 39, lives a stone's throw from one of...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Most students view their summer vacation as a respite from school -- a chance to leave studying behind, enjoy the weather and chill out with friends. But for others, like Philadelphia-area teens Tyler Harris and Jessica Rose, summer is when they spend some of their precious downtime learning to become leaders. For instance, at BBYO's International Training Leadership Conference, they...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
John Harris never had so many people ask him the same exact question: Was Congregation Beth Am Israel getting ready to put a windmill on its roof? The answer was no, said Harris, but the Penn Valley shul is moving its electric power to the greener side of things, ditching regular service for PECO Wind. The program will allow the...
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In it's June electronic newsletter, the Federal Environmental Protection's Agency Energy Star program highlighted the efforts of Congregation Mishkan Shalom, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Roxborough, to reduce its energy costs and cut back on carbon-dioxide emissions. The Energy Star Program -- which awards small businesses and congregations for maximizing energy efficiency -- first recognized Mishkan back in 2004. That wasn't...
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'Man breasts': An enlarging problem that would stymie even Frank Costanza
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David C. Friedman, JEFeature
An attractive, curvy bust line may be just what every woman desires. But for a man, large breasts are often a source of embarrassment and ridicule. And although Kramer from "Seinfeld" invented the "manssière" -- a brazier for men -- that item of underwear still remains only in the imagination of show creator and writer Larry David. So for Frank...
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