Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Spanish moss wrapped around ancient oak trees lends a sleepy, lost-in-time texture to the elegant and historic city of Charleston, S.C., but there is nothing somnolent about this charming town that is currently booming with vitality -- in a refined Southern way, of course. The sightseeing choices are endless, particularly the architectural delights in the stunning residential district known as...
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Ryan Teitman
"I think that most of us feel that our souls are shriveled up, emaciated, starving creatures," said Rabbi Naomi Levy. Then, the seven-year congregational rabbi from Venice Beach, Calif., went on to disagree with that statement, describing the soul as strong, beautiful and, most importantly, eternal. For the health-care professionals, caregivers and members of the religious community who were listening...
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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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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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