Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

The Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia officially closed its doors on July 29, marking the end of an era. The building first opened as a Jewish education center in 1928. According to officials with the Klein JCC, which oversaw the facility, many of the 450 seniors who attended the center have already begun going to three nearby facilities. Klein...
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Jessica Endy, JE Feature
Would a billboard with the line "Sun, Sand and Shiksas" offend or engage Jews? The question arose during advertising development for the new "Philly, What's your ISH?" project, a social-media campaign launched last week to give 18- to 35-year-old Jews in the Philadelphia area a way to explore virtually what being Jewish means to them. According to a focus group...
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Coach Harrison Singer practically bounced on the sidelines, the sound of his voice as constant as the squeaking sneakers, thudding basketball and heavy breathing of his sprinting players. "Way to move without the ball," Singer, 26, shouted to his JCC Maccabi team members as they scrimmaged inside the Harriton High School gymnasium. "Guys, we have to get this stop." "You...
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The 13th European Maccabi Games, which concluded in Vienna on July 13, yielded medals for 10 local athletes. Philadelphia sent a delegation of 20 participants, including athletes, coaches and a team physician. They were part of Team USA, a contingent of some 115 athletes and coaches competing against other countries. The event was billed as the largest gathering of Jews...
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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
Israeli-born chef Michael Caspi, 30, who held several top spots at major New York eateries, often runs under the radar here in Philadelphia. Maybe it's because he spends his days inside the walls of the historic Morris House Hotel as the executive chef of M Restaurant, on S. Eighth Street near Jeweler's Row. The hotel was built in 1787 and...
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