Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One day, the teachers and staff at Temple Sholom in Broomall noticed that their preschool students were fascinated by the spiders they saw outside during recess. This simple fascination gave the educators an idea. "Our approach is child-centered," explained Andi Lieberman, director of the synagogue's preschool. "We look and observe the interests of the children, and we try to build...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Michael Barkann is on TV so much, you might think he doesn't have the time to order his own lunch. But you'd be wrong. "Yo. It's Michael B. Let me get a hot pastrami - I'm talking' smokin' hot … with a bag of chips … no check that, cheese curls," he rattled off in one recent afternoon, calling in...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
How do you get the Jewish community to the table to address the hunger issue with other groups in Greater Philadelphia? This was the charge of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger when they planned this year's Philadelphia World Food Day, the educational event that celebrates the work of anti-hunger organizations and promotes...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Philadelphia reached out to Gulf Coast victims by presenting a $1,000 check to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund at the group's opening meeting, held last week at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington. "It is very moving, and there is special meaning in the survivor community helping...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
A cutting-edge partnership reflective of mutual respect and shared priorities has resulted in a $250,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The grant is part of the foundation's new initiative called "Citizens Community Bridge." The funds will be distributed over two years to support new programs, and expand existing ones for low- and...
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