Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
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A diverse group of 25 teens - athletes, musicians, artists, actors, poets, Eagle Scouts, Republicans and Democrats - came together in December at Gratz College for the launching of the Satell Teen Fellowship for Leadership and Social Action. The Satell Fellows, from both private and public high schools, and of each of the five counties of Greater Philadelphia, competed with...
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The Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood celebrates the 15th anniversary this year of what some would call a turning point in how local Jews viewed and utilized the center - the opening of the Conston Fitness Center. "With the new center, people became connected and the size of the summer-camp enrollment grew dramatically," said Amy Krulik, spokeswoman for the Jewish Community...
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At a time when most college students were just vegging out and gorging themselves on home cooking before heading back to school, five University of Pennsylvania students spent part of their winter vacation much differently. The students traveled to Biloxi, Miss. - about 90 miles east of New Orleans - on New Year's Day as part of a national Hillel...
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A light, freezing rain had driven nearly everyone underneath the protective awning attached to the Independence Mall Visitors Center. Awaiting the kindling of the 37-foot-tall menorah - which sat next to a scene of the three Magi put up by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - folks began dancing the hora to Chanukah melodies supplied by a nearby keyboardist. Lois Yampolsky,...
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Barbara Boxer, California's junior Democratic senator, came to town earlier this month with one stated purpose in mind: to promote her new book. But when given the opportunity, the chief deputy Democratic whip urged those in attendance at a Dec. 8 breakfast event that Pennsylvania's junior Republican senator must be beaten at all costs. After reading from A Time to...
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