Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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The future of the Ten Commandment tablets now ensconced in the Jewish Community Services Building on Arch Street is quite clear: They'll hang in the Center City foyer for years to come. What remains a mystery, however, is their past. According to the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, the two white-marble decalogues with gold lettering - about 42 inches...
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It's time to make phone calls - and make a difference. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Super Sunday - the largest, single day of volunteerism and fundraising in the Jewish community - will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12. "Super Sunday is an opportunity to be part of a community-wide effort to raise millions of dollars for Jewish education,...
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Five years ago, several adult members of Adath Israel in Merion Station realized that the Conservative congregation had let its United Synagogue Youth chapter lapse into inactivity. A group of eighth-graders, alerted to the problem, decided to take up the task and restart the chapter; among them was Matan Silberstein, who became the group's president. Now 18 and set to...
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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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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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