Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

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Aaron Passman
The two-bedroom apartment that Ruth Politzer, 92, shares with her sister, Jean Caro, 90, has all the trappings you might expect: old landscape paintings; framed family pictures spanning generations; mahogany and oak furniture dating back decades; crisp, yellowed photo albums; and, in a small corner of the dining room, amid other silver (including a menorah), a handful of cups and...
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Just two years after Chabad Lubavitch of Atlantic County opened a synagogue in the heart of Ventnor City's business district -- in a small storefront above an ice-cream shop -- the shul known as Chabad at the Shore has moved to a larger location, one that its rabbi hopes will serve as a permanent home. Memorial Day weekend celebrated the...
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The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Ed Rendell have expanded a seven-year-old state program that allows businesses to receive tax breaks for donating to selected school scholarship foundations, something which in effect allows the companies themselves, rather than Harrisburg, to decide how the money is spent. This program has allowed the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, a nonprofit entity run...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
On a recent summer morning, before the sun grew too hot and while some shade was still in evidence, a small group of seniors donned special gloves and got to work in their garden. This wasn't a patch in one of their backyards; rather, it was a new community garden at the JCC's Raymond and Miriam Klein Branch in Northeast...
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Aaron Passman
As the home of steak sandwiches, the soft pretzel and Tastykakes, the City of Brotherly Love could almost never be mistaken for the City of Healthy Eating. But Yael Lehman's working to change that, one person at a time. The San Francisco native, who has a background in social work and social welfare, is executive director of the Food Trust,...
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