Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775

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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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Jared Shelly
While playing a game of soccer, Alex Leff, 13, makes sure as he runs up and down the field that he stays close beside Grant Talley 11, who has a form of autism. Leff helped Talley to understand the rules and encouraged him to be an enthusiastic and aggressive player. At one point, Grant even dribbled the ball down the...
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The number of U.S. workers experiencing a long-term disability continues to grow at an alarming rate. Studies show that three out of every 10 workers between the ages of 25 and 65 will experience an accident or illness that keeps them out of work for three months or longer. To help wage-earners learn more about the realities and financial consequences...
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