Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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In an effort to broaden its outreach to the gay and lesbian community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is organizing its very first "Philadelphia Pride Mission to Israel." The trip, slated to take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 13, will coincide with Jerusalem World Pride, a weeklong series of events that will advocate tolerance and acceptance of gay...
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Temple Israel of the Poconos held its first-ever Israeli fair on Sunday, welcoming close to 500 people to the conservative shul in Stroudsburg, Pa. Among other attractions, the day featured vendors selling Israeli food, clothing and art, in addition to Israeli singer Yoel Sharabi performing on the synagogue stage. The synagogue's rabbi, Mel Glazer, noted that Monroe County has seen...
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For some Jews, becoming an activist for the State of Israel can prove invigorating and promote better understanding of Zionism. Yet when the dust settles and the fight is over, can a Jew find normalcy after taking such a plunge, or will they find it difficult to deal with negative feedback? Three such students - Ayal Feinberg, 18; Josh Stulman,...
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The New Israel Fund, a 27-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes civil rights and religious pluralism in Israel, started a Philadelphia Regional Council earlier this year in the hopes of increasing the group's visibility and fundraising capabilities in the area. The philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans has given more than $700 million to more than 120 organizations...
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The staff of the Jewish Exponent took a number of awards for their work as city, state and national organizations honored the best journalism published in 2005. "Down to Earth," the Exponent's series on Jewish environmentalism won first place honors in two state competitions: a Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Keystone award for best series and a Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists...
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