Thursday, April 2, 2015 Nisan 13, 5775
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It was bashert that Robert Schwartz and Barbara and Jay Satz would become the closest of friends. Their relationship was predestined by a number of fluky family and business connections that they often laugh about during their frequent dinner dates. Barbara Satz recalls growing up in South Philadelphia where she would often encounter Schwartz's great-grandfather walking to shul. "He had...
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Jewish poverty and hunger reach critical levels
A new year is dawning. It's time to reflect upon what we have achieved individually and collectively, assess our failings and resolve to do better. It has become abundantly clear to many that we have fallen short in our efforts to address hunger and poverty in our community, failing to provide adequate support to those who needs our help the...
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Amy Purdy
Mitzvah Mania 2008 is going green with the Fairmount Park Project! On Sunday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of Jewish community volunteers will take part in the second annual Mitzvah Mania sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Fairmount Park is partnering with Mitzvah Mania volunteers who will spruce up Poquessing Watershed Park and make...
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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Celebrate the beginning of a new era for students, faculty and alumnus of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy as the school, formerly known as Akiba Hebrew Academy, moves to its new home on the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Radnor Campus, 272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr. Head of School Dr. Steven M. Brown invites the community...
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