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Rabbi Margot Stein of Bala Cynwyd has, for the past five years, specialized in Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutoring for children with special needs. Until now, she's done this mostly through word-of-mouth, but now she has launched a new website, www.booktobimah.com , and named her business On Eagle's Wings. The name is a reference to a quote from the book...
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Imagine a synagogue with no ladies' or men's rooms, just bathrooms; or a class of 6th graders preparing for "chag" mitzvah ceremonies instead of Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. These were just a few of the ideas that 39 education directors, rabbis and other Jewish leaders brainstormed during a recent seminar aimed at building a more inclusive Jewish community for lesbian,...
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The staff of the Jewish Exponent has earned nine more awards as two city press associations named their picks for the best journalism published in 2010. Most notably, the Exponent won best overall weekly coverage from the Philadelphia Press Association, the same distinction the paper has secured for the past two years in the statewide competition run by the Keystone...
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Jamie Levy happens to be the only Jewish player on Shippensburg University's field hockey squad. But next week she'll be surrounded by lots of Jews when the midfielder from Bala Cynwyd is set to compete for the United States at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna, Austria. The 20-year-old from the central Pennsylvania college said that she's looking forward to...
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Members of Congregation Raim Ahuvim will try to solicit donations to repair damage to their Wynnefield Orthodox shul caused by an electrical fire last week, president Marvin Gornish said this week. While no one was injured in the fire, the financial wound it left behind threatens the future of the tiny congregation. Gornish said he wasn't sure how much it...
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