Friday, December 2, 2016 Kislev 2, 5777

Dallas is worth its weight in 10-gallon hats
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Tell friends and neighbors that you're going to Disney World, Paris or Hawaii for vacation and people will smile and nod approvingly. Tell them you're going to Dallas, and you'll see their eyebrows shoot up. The fact is that most people are perfectly willing to join one of the 1,900 daily flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth's state-of-the-art airport...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Shabbat in Paris might not have the same ooh la la flair as, say, strolling along the Seine with a special someone on a warm summer night. But earlier this summer, I spent my first Friday in Paris with a group of new and interesting friends. After more than a week on my own in Amsterdam and Brussels, my Parisian...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The 2004 documentary Paper Clips tells the story of the small town of Whitwell, Tenn., where a certain group of middle-school students undertook a remarkable project: filling a railway car with 11 million paper clips -- one for each victim of the Holocaust. Now, the Jess Kedson Foundation and the National Council of Jewish Women have been spreading the message...
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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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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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