Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
On July 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy alumni will host "Harmonies for Hunger Relief," a benefit concert for Federation's Mitzvah Food Project. Eleven Barrack students and alumni will perform an array of popular tunes, including classic and modern Broadway, Disney, R&B, pop and jazz, as well as original compositions. A dessert reception will...
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Eileen Hildenbrand, chairperson of the English Department at Lansdale Catholic High School, expressed her delight at learning that her school will soon receive a coveted prize from the sponsors of the recent Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition on the Holocaust -- the Clara Isaacman Memorial Holocaust Trunk: "This generous gift, valued at more than $1,500, will provide our students with...
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
Torah Academy defines itself as "not just a school, but a kehillah" -- an educational community within the larger Jewish community. The Orthodox day school in Wynnewood was founded in 1963; it serves boys and girls from nursery through eighth grade in the lower school, and young women in grades nine through 12 in the girls high school. The schools...
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Israel and Jewish studies are two of Harris Devor's greatest passions. "I have considered myself a Zionist since I was a kid," Devor says, noting that Israel's Six-Day War with Egypt, Jordan and Syria "motivated my life-long commitment to the safety and security of our Jewish homeland." Federation's Philadelphia Israel Scholars Program, which Devor chairs, presents a "golden opportunity" for...
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With two major Jewish agencies in the area planning to merge, the question becomes: Will it be a perfect match or simply a marriage of convenience? Leaders of both the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Outreach Partnership -- currently situated in adjacent buildings on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park -- are certainly banking on...
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