Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Whether it's the Matzah Ball, the Gefilte-Fish Gala, the Chanukah Hora or simply the "Jewish dance on Christmas," it's that time of year again. Whatever Jews do for Christmas, we certainly know how to throw a dance party. I've been to my fair share over the years. Experiences at these events are as varied as the people there. I've attended...
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Many American Jews assume that it's impossible to learn all that much about their family histories, since so many vital genealogical records were destroyed in the Holocaust. Yet according to Mark Halpern, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, a surprising amount of material -- including birth and marriage certificates -- did survive. Much is accessible, especially in...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
At the Ambler-based office of Pitch In for Baseball, David Rhode helps bring the joys of America's pastime to children around the world. As executive director of the organization, he leads the effort to send new and gently-used baseball equipment to youth leagues, both in the United States and internationally. And now, local Jewish children will be getting involved as...
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Twenty-six years ago, Golden Slipper Club & Charities was called upon to bail out a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia that was in serious financial debt. Golden Slipper, which also runs a senior center, a camp for underprivileged children and a scholarship program out of its headquarters in Bala Cynwyd, accomplished that feat -- and has managed the 240-bed...
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Jared Shelly
It's 4:15 a.m. on a Thursday morning, and middleweight boxing contender Kassim Ouma is already drenched in sweat. As he leans back on a workout bench, his fitness coach -- Jeff Goldstein -- throws him a medicine ball, which the boxer catches over his head. Ouma grunts as he throws it back, completing yet another repetition in a virtually countless...
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