Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775
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Lynn Edelman
If 2-year-old Mason Tammaro ruled the world, he would celebrate the Jewish New Year all year long. "His favorite book in the PJ Library series is a Rosh Hashanah-themed 'lift the flap' selection with lots of pictures about apples and honey," said mom Remi Tammaro. Tammaro, an elementary-school teacher who is currently at home with Mason, his 4-year-old big sister...
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Lynn Edelman
Federation's Women's Philanthropy initiative recently sponsored two successful programs. Fifty women gathered at Boyd's Center City Philadelphia store on March 12 for an evening of cocktails, conversations and a presentation by Ruth Andrew Ellenson, author of The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt . During the event, chaired by Paula Glazer and Cari Lasdon, each woman was personally thanked for...
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Allen Apter considers the Barrer Arts Center in Israel's Ma'alot Tarshicha community to be his "baby." Like any proud parent, Apter and his wife, Helene have been there since the project's birth some 30 years ago, and have supported the center through every stage of its development as the cultural heart of Israel's only Jewish-Arab municipality. The center was one...
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Jeri Zimmerman, director of Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas, recently returned from a visit to Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities of Netivot and Sedot Negev. Zimmerman wanted to see firsthand how area residents -- many of whom are living in the direct line of attack from Kassam missiles -- are coping with escalating violence. While riding in a Jeep with...
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"Praying With Lior," a film that documents Lior Liebling's Jewish journey, opened to solid ticket sales last weekend at the Bala Theatre in Bala Cynwyd. Due to the strong turnout at its Philadelphia-area premiere, the film has been extended on a full schedule at the Bala through March 27. Lior, who has Down syndrome, is the son of Rabbi Mordechai...
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